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 Described as an owner of “hands so close to perfection” (Maxim Vengerov), Nuné Melik is an emerging violinist on the international stage. Based in Montreal and New York, the young violinist made her solo debut at the Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall in 2016.

  As a soloist and chamber musician, Nuné has performed throughout Russia, Canada, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France and Armenia. She has collaborated with Konstantin Orbelian, Nurhan Arman and David Gilbert. Nune` has also appeared as a soloist with the Sinfonia Toronto, Senior Orchestra of New York and Moscow State Chamber Orchestra. Since 2015, Nuné Melik has held an Artist-in-Residence position in the Miami Chamber Orchestra.

  Exploring new repertoire since 2010, Nuné advocates and promotes the music of her heritage. A specialist within the music of the Caucasus, she has performed and lectured in venues like Columbia University (New York), Wayne State University (Detroit) and Naregatsi Arts Institute (Erevan). Her future engagements include Harvard Club of New York and the Jeunesses Musicales Canada tour. She was recorded and later broadcasted on CBC radio. Her upcoming CD titled “the Hidden Treasure”, recorded at the Yamaha Artist Studio in New York and McGill University includes the unknown works for violin and piano by Komitas, A. Babadjanian, A.Matchavariani and A. Spendiarian.

  Nuné Melik was an invitee artist of multiple musical festivals and series such as Montreal Chamber Music Festival,  Passion Classica, Musical Armenia, Strad for Lunch (New York), Water Island Festival (St. Thomas) and 1000 violons de Maurienne (France). Among the other venues Nuné Melik has performed at are the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Toronto Arts Center, Merkin Hall of the Lincoln Centre (New York), Bolshoy Hall and International House of Music ( Moscow), Palais Mont-Calm (Quebec city) and Salle Claude Champagne (Montreal).

  Enjoying a non-conventional concept of performance, Nuné Melik performed at galleries such as the Eden Fine Art Gallery (St.Barths) and Gora Gallery (Montreal).

  Nuné Melik is a winner of the Waldo Mayo Competition (2016) and Canada Council for the Arts Competition (2015) among others. She is a top prize winner of various international competitions including Prix D'Europe (Canada), the Andrea Postacchini Competition and the I Oistrakh International Competition (Russia). She is a grant and award winner of the AGBU Arts Fellowship (New York ), McGill Excellence Fellowship, Paul and Marie Gélinas Bursary (Monrteal) and Urartu Fellowship (Moscow).

  A multi-diverse artist, Nuné has published a self-written book of poetry in Russian and French that was later translated to Armenian. She has been starred in the short movie “Where is Music ” (director Serge Gabian). In an effort to raise awareness for humanitarian cause, Nuné Melik was chosen as a cultural representative of Canada for the Armenian Genocide’s 100th anniversary in 2015.

  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.

  Nuné Melik plays on a Carlo Ferdinando violin (1750) on loan from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank .