Nune Melik

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A violinist who has proven the theory of self-actualization (The Strings Magazine), Nuné made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2016. Based in Montreal and New York, she appeared in the United Nations Headquarters, as well as Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center, Palace des Arts, Bolshoy Hall, Toronto Arts Centre among others.  An Artist-in-Residence in the Miami Chamber Orchestra and Orquestra Filarmonía since 2015, she has been an invited artist at festivals such as the Montreal Bach Festival, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Festival du Monde Arabe, iPalpiti Festival, Festival Classica, Musical Armenia, Strad for Lunch, St. Barth Music Festival,  and was representing Canada at the XVII Sommet de la Francophonie, 2018.
Exploring the unknown repertoire since 2010, she founded the ‘Hidden Treasure’ ©. It comprises research, performance, and lectures of the rarely heard music.
As a specialist in music of the Caucasus, Nuné has performed and lectured on this in venues like Columbia University, Wayne State University, University of Arizona, Alberta University.
In 2017, she produced the “Hidden Treasure” CD to great critical acclaim. The musician has also directed a documentary about Armenian composer, Arno Babadjanian which was screened at the POM Festival (Toronto). In 2020, she founded ArtMelik, a non-for-profit advocating for the diversity in arts.  A laureate of various international competitions, Nuné is a recipient of the grants such as the Canada Council for the Arts, the AGBU Arts Fellowship, McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship, and Paul and Marie Gélinas Bursary. She holds and a Doctorate Degree from McGill University and Master’s Degree from University of Montreal. Nuné plays on a1824 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin loaned by the Groupe Canimex.

She is the North American Representative of the Arno Babadjanian Foundation which celebrates the Centennial of the composer’s birth in 2021. Nuné joined iPalpiti in 2017.