Dominic Cini

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Dominic Cini

Dominic Cini known as Minik (born 9 April 1982) has been on the music scene since the age of six when he started taking lessons and singing and taking part in local singers' festivals.

He also showed interest in taking music lessons. At sixteen years of age, Dominic began studying the Alto Saxophone. When he was 18, he wrote his first song Teżor Mitluf. Maria Mallia took part with this song in Kanżunetta żgħażagħ.

Dominic Cini

As he grew up, Dominic wrote songs both for himself and for other singers. He wrote Wellidni, interpreted by his own wife Ina Robinich and winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2004, Futur which took place in Konkors kanzunetta Indipendenza 2009, classified in third place and sung by Fabrizio Faniello. In the year 2012, he placed second as a songwriter in Konkors kanzunetta Indipendenza with the song Skont id-daqqa ż-żifna, interpreted by Albertine u l-Qamħa.

He took part in television drama series such as Simpatiċi, De'ja vu, Dreams and Katrina. He also composed music for local productions such as Scrooge in Maltese and Ċellinu, a local Christmas television drama for children.

In Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendeza 2013, Dominic placed first, second and third as a composer. He won with Aħfiri Jekk Trid with lyrics by Rita Pace and sang by Fabrizio Faniello gaining 89 points. He placed second with Hemm Miegħek Jien, lyrics by Rita Pace too and sang by Neville Refalo with 85 points and placed third with Ħallini Ngħidlek, lyrics by Stephen Baldacchino and sang by Nicole Brincat with 84 points.

Dominic is also a make-up artist and music producer. He recorded the original musical Ħidmietna to commemorate the 70 years of the General Workers Union, with music by Elton Zarb and written and directed by Brian Bonniciin 2013.

In October 2014, for the first time in his career, Dominic reached the semi-finals of the local selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. He took part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the Once In A While written by Rita Pace and composed by Elton Zarb. On the 21 November 2014, he even made it to the Final held at the Marsa Shipbuilding. The final took place a day after, on Saturday 22 November 2014 and Dominic placed twelfth with 11 points.

On 2 September, 2017 Kapitlu Tlettax with Ina Robinich and Dominic Cini taken part in L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2017 with the song ‘Angtifona ta’ Mħabba’ lyrics by Joseph Calleja and music by Edward Magri.

On Saturday 7 August, 2021 Dominic Cini with Anna Azzopardi as a duet performed the song Se Nirranġaw lyrics and music by Mark Laurence Zammit, this song win the title of Best Social Theame.

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