Markiyan Melnychenko

Melbourne – Australia

Ukrainian-Australian violinist Markiyan Melnychenko has been described as an artist of patrician sensibility, spectacular technique,and as possessing an extraordinary combination of bravura, brains and elegance. He is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue.

He obtained his Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees at the EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC in New York under the tutelage of Oleh Krysa where he became the first violinist in over fifty years to be awarded the school’s coveted Artist Certificate.  Additional studies have been at the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC with Alice Waten and William Hennessy, and also with Cyrus Forough. 

He is a multiple 1st prize winner of national and international competitions including the MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE’s GREAT ROMANTICS competition and the OLEH KRYSA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION in Ukraine. He was also awarded the Australian Development Prize from the MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION in 2013 and was a CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP recipient in 2019.

He has held the position of Lecturer in Violin at the MELBOURNE CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC at the UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE from 2016 to 2019 and as Principal 1st Violin with the MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

Melnychenko has performed in New York’s ALICE TULLY HALL at the KENNEDY CENTRE in Washington DC,  and has made a number of solo appearances with orchestras including with the LVIV PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, and COLLEGIUM MUSICUM in Ukraine, the  KOBE CITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, CORPUS MEDICORUM ORCHESTRA and ORCHESTRA VICTORIA. He has been broadcast on ABC CLASSIC FM, 3MBS FM and RADIO NZ, and has commercially released recordings on the TALL POPPIES  and NAXOS labels.

In 2013 he was selected to perform at the US Capitol as part of Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration.

Of his work, MODERATO.IN.UA in Ukraine has written,  …every phrase charmed with its perfection and ease, with cadenzas of lightness and virtuosity, all without losing the feeling of a delicate but emotional narrative from the beginning to the end of every movement of every work.

His performances, during 2020, were to have included Tchaikovsky’s VIOLIN CONCERTO with CORPUS MEDICORUM ORCHESTRA and a regional tour and MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE performances of Glazunov’s VIOLIN CONCERTO with the MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

2021 included performances of the Sibelius VIOLIN CONCERTO for the MELBOURNE DIGITAL CONCERT HALL platform while 2022 will see him appear as soloist in Vivaldi’s THE FOUR SEASONS with the MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and in the Sibelius VIOLIN CONCERTO with the CANBERRA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

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