Born in Lviv, Ukrainian-Australian violinist Markian Melnichenko works as a teacher at the Melbourne Conservatory in Australia. He acted as a soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician on stage in 17 countries.
Studied at the Eastminster Conservatory in the USA, Professor Oleg Krysa, where he received a diploma with honors, graduated from the postgraduate studies and was the first violinist in 50 years who was awarded a special award for ‘mastery of performing arts’.
He had solo performances in prestigious halls of America (Alice Tully Hall – New York, Kennedy Center – Washington, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo) and Australia (Melbourne, Adelaide, Benaiah, Sydney, Canberra), and with the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestras, Kobe City and the State Victoria In 2014, he was invited to perform in a string quartet at the inauguration celebrations of the President of the United States – Barack Obama. As a concertmaster of the Hunting World Orchestra, she toured Australia, New Zealand, France, England, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria (where the orchestra became the winner of the first international award “Summa Kum Laude”) and the Czech Republic.
He received the laureate’s title at the international competition of Oleg Krysa in Lviv (first prize – 2013), Michael Gila International Competition in New Zealand (Australian Award 2014) and the National Great Romantics Competition in Australia (first prize 2014). Participated in international competitions of Queen Elizabeth (Belgium), Pablo de Sarasate (Spain), Leopold Mozart (Germany), Georgiy Enescu (Romania), Seoul (South Korea), Sendai (Japan) and Lysenko (Ukraine).