Mélanie Clapiès

Mélanie Clapiès, violin (Carqueiranne, France) studied the violin in France at the conservatories in Lyon and Paris before moving to the United States. She received her MM and her AD 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 in the studio of Mark Steinberg. ​In 2012, she founded the chamber music festival En attendant… in Burgundy, with cellist Yan Levionnois. Together, they recorded an album of duos (Pierrots Lunaires, Fondamenta/Sony, 2104). During her studies at Yale, she was the winner of the Woolsey Concerto Competition performing Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto. She has also received the Broadus Erle Prize (2013), the Yale School of Music Alumni Association Prize (2014), and the Philip Francis Nelson Prize from Yale University (2015), and was named a Zonta Club laureate in 2001. A resident of San Francisco, Mélanie splits her time between performing concerts, composing, and writing fiction. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2018)