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 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. 

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.

Melnychenko has performed in New York’s ALICE TULLY HALL at the KENNEDY CENTRE in Washington DC,  as soloist with the LVIV PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, 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, has commercially released recordings on the TALL POPPIES  and NAXOS labels and 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.

2021 included performances of the Sibelius VIOLIN CONCERTO for the MELBOURNE DIGITAL CONCERT HALL platform while 2022 saw him engaged as soloist in the Sibelius VIOLIN CONCERTO with the CANBERRA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, performances of which CITY NEWS.COM.AU wrote, Melnychenko performs with fire and sensuality. He has a spectacular technique. What a joy it is to hear a player with such skill and dexterity… his solo passages were extraordinary. The composure of this performer showed how he is at one with his instrument.

Future plans include a further performance of the Sibelius concerto with the GEELONG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in 2024.

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