Verbier Festival
Ellinor D’Melon

Ellinor D’Melon was born in December 2000 to Cuban parents in Jamaica and started to learn the violin at the age of two, giving her first recital when just three years of age. Still only eightteen, she has performed widely, including under the baton of respected maestros including, among others, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Spivakov, Jaime Martin, Jan Latham – Koenig and Zakhar Bron. Concert engagements have taken her to many prestigious concert halls, such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Cologne Philharmonie, National Auditorium in Madrid, Tonhalle Zurich, Sala Verdi Milano and many others.

Ellinor has participated in the Verbier, Gstaad and Schlesswig-Holstein Music Festivals, as well as Musical Olympus, Interlarken Classics and Wieniawski Festivals among others.

Most recently she performed the Bach Double Concerto alongside Anne-Sophie Mutter, with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Jan Latham – Koenig and returned to perfom Brahms’ Violin concerto with the Gavle Symphony Orchestra under maestro Jaime Martin.

Ellinor studies with Professor Zakhar Bron since the age of ten at the Reina Sofia School of Music, being the youngest ever student at the school, and joined the Zakhar Bron Academy in 2013.

Her recent competition successes have included taking 1st Prize in the ‘Debut Berlin’ international competition (2017, Berlin Philharmonie), 1st Prize and special award for Best Interpretation of Contemporary Russian Piece in the VIII Novosibirsk International Competition (2016, Russia), The “Virtuoso Award” at the 2nd Manhattan International Competition (2017, USA), and the 1st Prize in the International Wieniawski Competition for Young Violinists (2012, Poland).

Ellinor plays on a Giovanni Baptista Guadagnini Violin from 1743 on a kind loan from an anonymous donor from London.

Ellinor is managed worldwide by IMG Artists.