Dominik Gaus completed his fundamental studies under the esteemed guidance of Prof. Malte Burba at the University of Music in Mainz before transitioning to the prestigious Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree.
Subsequently, he pursued his Master of Music degree under Prof. Konradin Groth (former principal trumpet of the Berlin Philharmonic) at the Berlin University of the Arts, completing his studies in 2017.
Other influential teachers in the areas of orchestral playing and stylistics were Martin Wagemann and Guillaume Couloumy.
During the 2013/14 season, Dominik Gaus gained his first valuable orchestral experiences as 1st/3rd trumpet with the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt/Oder. It was during this time that he co-founded the ensemble "Berlin Brass Quintet," dedicating themselves to a broad spectrum of genres. Their first CD production, "United," in 2017 showcases the numerous facets of the brass quintet. In the same year, the ensemble performed the national anthem at the German Bundestag.
Since 2018, Dominik Gaus has been a member of the Berliner Symphoniker (since 2020 as a permanent member). He frequently performs as a guest with ensembles in Berlin and nearby areas, including the Brandenburger Symphoniker, the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic, Kammersymphonie Berlin and Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin. In the crossover field, he regularly collaborates on productions and studio recordings with the GermanPops Orchestra.
Dominik Gaus also dedicates himself to solo repertoire. Since 2017, he has regularly recorded pieces with trumpet and piano or organ, including Vassily Brandt's second concert piece.