Nune Melik

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violinist/Canada-Armenia

An emerging violinist on the international stage, Nuné Melik made her solo debut at the Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall in 2016. Based in Montreal and New York, Nuné has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Russia, Canada, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France and Armenia. An Artist-in-Residence in the Miami Chamber Orchestra since 2015, Nuné has collaborated with Konstantin Orbelian, Nurhan Arman, David Gilbert and has appeared as a soloist with the Sinfonia Toronto, Senior Orchestra of New York and Moscow State Chamber Orchestra.
Nuné advocates and promotes the music of her heritage, performing and lecturing about music of the Caucasus in venues like Columbia University (New York), Wayne State University (Detroit), Naregatsi Arts Institute (Erevan), Harvard Club of New York, and on the Jeunesses Musicales Canada tour. Her CD “Hidden Treasure” features the unknown works of Armenian composers for violin and piano. Nuné Melik was chosen as a cultural representative of Canada for the Armenian Genocide’s 100th anniversary in 2015.
Nuné has been an invitee artist in multiple musical festivals and series such as Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Passion Classica, Musical Armenia, Strad for Lunch (New York), and 1000 violins de Maurienne (France). Top prize winner of various international competitions, she has received numerous awards in her country, including the Canada Council for the Arts Competition and the Prix D’Europe Competition in Montreal (2015). A multi-diverse artist, Nuné has published a self-written book of poetry in Russian and French, later translated to Armenian. She also starred in the short movie “Where is Music ” (director Serge Gabian) which has won the “Award of Merit” at the Accolade Global Film Competition.
Nuné has studied in the Moscow State Conservatory and holds her Masters from the University of Montreal. Her teachers include Albert Markov, Vladimir Landsman, with occasional advises from Maxim Vengerov, James Ehnes and Shmuel Ashkenasi. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree at the McGill University.
She plays on a Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi violin (1750) on loan from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank.