Nune Melik

Nuné Melik

A violinist who has "proven the theory of self-actualization" (Strings Magazine), Nuné Melik is an emerging artist on the international stage.

Melik made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2016 to great acclaim. She also appeared as an invited artist at the United Nations Headquarters the following year. Internationally recognized as a specialist of the music of the Caucasus, Melik lectures in four languages.

Born in Siberia to a family of medical PhDs, Melik started playing the violin at age six. Her first solo performance with orchestra took place a year later at the Kazan Symphony Hall. A winner of numerous competitions and audience awards, Melik has performed at the Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center, the Embassy of Estonia (New York), Bolshoy Hall, the International House of Music (Moscow, Russia), the Embassy of Russia (Copenhagen, Denmark), Chapelle Historic du Bon Pastor and Salle Claude Champagne (Montreal), Palais Mont-Calm (Quebec city), Glenn Gould Auditorium, and Toronto Arts Centre (Toronto).

Having explored the unknown repertoire since 2010, Melik is founder the Hidden Treasure International Project, an organization which supports the research, performance, and lectures of the rarely heard music. Melik also advocates and promotes the music of her heritage: as a specialist in music of the Caucasus, she has performed and lectured on this in venues like Columbia University (New York), Wayne State University (Detroit), University of Arizona (Tuscon), Naregatsi Arts Institute and Russian-Armenian University (Erevan).

In October 2017, Melik released a CD entitled Hidden Treasure. This album, which features unknown works by Armenian composers with original program notes by Melik herself, received great acclaim: CBC Radio called it a “love letter to Armenia", and it was chosen as Disc of the Week by ICI Musique and one of the Best of 2017 by Hidden Trasure was funded on Kickstarter and produced at the Yamaha Artist Studio in New York and McGill University. Melik launched the CD with performances in New York, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, and Los Angeles with her longtime collaborator, Michel Alexandre Broekaert.

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