Violaine Melançon

Violaine Melançon, violin (Baltimore, MD), is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning Peabody Trio, with which she performs internationally. She serves on the violin and chamber music faculties of the Peabody Institute, where the trio has been ensemble-in-residence since 1987. She was a winner, with the Nisaika Quartet, of the Eighth International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France, and, with the Knopp-Melançon Duo, of the USIA Artistic Ambassadors Award. She is a recipient of the 1984 Prix d’Europe. She has enjoyed collaborating with such artists as pianists Leon Fleisher, Gilbert Kalish, and Peter Frankl, soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and violist Roger Tapping. Violaine has recorded for the CRI, New World Records, and Artek labels. Past Yellow Barn musician (1998–2016).