Mélanie Clapiès

Mélanie Clapiès, violin (Carqueiranne, France), studied at the Conservatoires Nationaux Supérieurs de Musique of Lyon and Paris where she received her BA in violin and chamber music respectively. She received her MM and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Syoko Aki. She is currently completing a doctoral degree at the Manhattan School of Music where she studies with Mark Steinberg. Her album “Pierrots Lunaires”, which she recorded with cellist Yan Levionnois, was released by Fondamenta and is distributed by Sony in the U.S. She is the co-founder of “En attendant…”, a chamber music festival in Semur-en-Brionnais, France. A Zonta Club laureate, she received the Broadus Erle Prize, Yale School of Music Alumni Association Prize, and Philip Francis Nelson Prize. Mélanie was the winner of the 2015 Woolsey Concerto Competition at Yale.