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Robert Schumann: Concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor. II. Langsam . Live

Mélanie Clapiès: Trois Tableaux 1900,
op.1 for violin and cello

Premiere of my string trio "Remains," commission of Bard Music West

 

Biography

  

Born in Paris, Mélanie Clapiès is a violinist who cultivates a unique solo and chamber music career worldwide. 

 

A versatile and fluid artist, her collaborators have included musicians such as Anthony Marwood, Roger Tapping, and John Myerscough, Pavel Vernikov, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Adam Laloum, Guillaume Vincent, and conductors Carolyn Kuan and Louis Lohraseb. She performs regularly in venues such as Le Poisson Rouge, Carnegie Hall, and National Sawdust and has participated in festivals in the United States including Yellow Barn, in France at Colmar, Musique en roue libre in Arras, the Festival de Pâques and the Août Musical in Deauville, la Roque d’Anthéron a part of the Trio Siddhartha, in Italy at the Salon Romantique of the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice,  “Suona Francese” in Naples, Portogruaro, in Spain at the festival “Fondation Monteleon” in Leon, and in Algeria, Malta, and Russia.

 

In 2012, she founded the annual chamber music festival “En attendant…” in Burgundy, France, with cellist Yan Levionnois. Together, they recorded an album of duos for violin and cello (Pierrots Lunaires, Fondamenta/Sony, 2014) as a part of her ongoing interest in exploring and uplifting unusual repertoire. 

 

Named a Zonta Club laureate in 2001, 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). At Yale, she was the winner of the Woolsey Concerto Competition in 2015 with Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto.

 

Mélanie studied at the Conservatoires Nationaux Supérieurs de Musique in both Lyon and Paris. A passionate educator, she has been on faculty at the Conservatories in Toulon and Bordeaux as well as the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. In 2014 and 2015, after having moved to the United States, she received her M.M. and A.D. from the Yale School of Music where she studied with Syoko Aki. She completed a Doctoral degree at the Manhattan School of Music in the studio of Mark Steinberg.

 

A resident of San Francisco, Ms. Clapiès splits her time between performing concerts, composing, and writing fiction.

  

 

Discography

Pierrots Lunaires, 2013

György Ligeti: Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Dos Chôros

Krystof Maratka: Poèmes

Iannis Xenakis: Dhipli Zyia

Erwin Schulhoff: Duo

Schulhoff: Duo, II. Zingareska
Pierrots Lunaires
 

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Performances and events 2019-22

2022
March 9, 1 PM 

She Was a Great Artist

Works by Cécile Chaminade, Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach and others.

With Ian Scarfe, piano 

Online 

February 23, 4 PM 

Works by De Falla, Beach, Dvorák...

With Ian Scarfe, piano 

Villa Marin, San Raphael, CA

February 13, 3 PM 

HeArt Affair

With Michelle Djokic, cello, and Allegra Chapman, piano 

SandBox, Sand City, CA

January 29, 8 PM 

Memories of the Earth

With James Jaffe, cello 

The Sound Room, Oakland, CA

2021

December 19, 6:00 PM

Piano Trio, program TBD

With James Jaffe, cello, and Ian Scarfe, piano

The Sound Room, Oakland, CA

December 15, 11:15 AM 
Dvorák, Sonatina
De Falla, Suite of Spanish Folksongs
Beach, Romance
With Ian Scarfe
Century Club of California, San Francisco
December 8, 6:30 PM 
Cordes à Corps: Memories of the Earth
Duos for Violin and Cello by Bartók, Bach, Schulhoff, and Kodály
With James Jaffe
Alliance Française of San Francisco
December 2, 6 PM 
Swiss Consulate Event on Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Stable Cafe, Folsom Street, San Francisco
2020
October 25 , 15:00 et 17:30
Haydn, Op. 20.
People's Symphony Concerts, NYC 
Canceled
October 24, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Haydn, Op. 20. Two-part concert
With Anthony Marwood, violin, Hsin-Yun Huang, viola, Peter Stumpf, cello
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Philadephia. Canceled
October 18
Haydn, Op. 20. Two-part concert
With Anthony Marwood, violin, Hsin-Yun Huang, viola, Peter Stumpf, cello
Gardner Museum, Boston. Canceled

May 18, 7:30 PM

Bodhi Tree Concerts North

Duo violin and piano

With Jeffrey Ladeur, piano

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto. Canceled

May 10, 4:00 PM

Piano Trio

With Charly Akert, cello, and Ian Scarfe, piano

The Sound Room, Oakland, CA. Canceled

January 6- February 7

Artist Residency

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Alberta, Canada

2019

December 3, 7:30 PM

Art and Wine workshop for the Swiss Embassy in San Francisco

SwissNex, Embarcadero, Pier 17, San Francisco CA 

December 3, 2:00 PM

Mozart,  Sonata for Violin and Piano K.303

Copland, Sonate pour Violon et Piano

Bartók, Romanian Dances

With Ian Scarfe, piano

Palo Alto Commons and The Avant , Palo Alto, CA

November 7, 1:30 PM

Mozart, Copland, Kreisler, Bartók

With Ian Scarfe, piano

Smith Ranch Homes

500 Deer Valley Rd., San Rafael, CA 

November 6, 12:00 PM

Mozart, Copland, Kreisler, Bartók

With Ian Scarfe, piano

Throckmorton Theatre

142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 

October 17, 7:15 PM

Mozart, Copland, Kreisler, Bartók

With Ian Scarfe, piano

The Heritage on the Marina

3400 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 

October 17, 2:00 PM

Mozart, Copland, Kreisler, Bartók

With Ian Scarfe, piano

Marin Thursday Music Club

1473 South Novato Blvd. Novato, CA

October 19, 4:00 PM
Bard Music West Festival: The World of Grażiana Bacewicz II.
Clapiès: String Trio
October 18, 7:30 PM
Bard Music West Festival: The World of Grażiana Bacewicz I.
Grażyna Bacewicz: String Quartet no. 1
Bacewicz: Piano Quintet no. 1
Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
October 14, 7:30 PM

Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Faculty Recital at SFCM

Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello

SCFM: 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA

October 13, 7:00 PM

Copland, Sonata for violin and piano

Schostakovitch, Piano Trio no. 2

With James Jaffe, cello, and Ian Scarfe, piano

Monument, San Francisco, CA

October 13, 4:00 PM

Mozart, Copland, Kreisler, Bartok

With Ian Scarfe, piano

The Carlisle, San Francisco, CA

October 10,  7:30 PM

Classical Clarity on 18th Street

Haydn, Op. 76 no. 3, "Emperor"

Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 80 in F minor

Oakland, CA

October 5, 7:00 PM

Dvořák: Five Bagatelles Op. 47

Danny Clay: Ocean Park

Brahms: Piano Quartet Op. 60

405 Shrader, San Francisco, CA

October 4, 7:00 PM

Dvořák: Five Bagatelles Op. 47

Danny Clay: Ocean Park

Brahms: Piano Quartet Op. 60

405 Shrader, San Francisco, CA

October 3, 7:15 PM

Dvořák: Five Bagatelles Op. 47

Danny Clay: Ocean Park

Brahms: Piano Quartet Op. 60

The Sound Room, Oakland, CA

October 2, 7:15 PM

Dvořák: Five Bagatelles Op. 47

Danny Clay: Ocean Park

Brahms: Piano Quartet Op. 60

The Sequoias, San Francisco, CA

September 28, 1:30 PM
Bard Music West Festival's Artist
Dohnányi: Serenade Op. 10 for String Trio
Clapiès: String Trio excerpts
Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA
September 27, 7:15 PM
Bard Music West Festival's Artist
Dohnányi: Serenade Op. 10 for String Trio
Clapiès: String Trio excerpts
Oakland, CA
September 26, 7:00 PM
Cordes à Corps
Dohnányi: Serenade Op. 10 for String Trio
Ravel: Sonate for violin and cello
With Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Jessica Chang, and Laura Gaynon
Alliance Française in San Francisco
30 June-4 August
Yellow Barn Festival
Putney, VT
June 9-29
Young Artists Program
Violin Teaching Fellow
Putney, VT
June 2, 7:00 PM
Brahms: Sonatas Op. 78, Op. 100, Op. 108
With Patrick Hemmerlé, piano
Clare Hall College, Cambridge, UK
May 17, 8:00 PM
Les Pierrots Lunaires
Duos for violin and cello
With Yan Levionnois, cello
Domaine de La Fond des Pères, Le Beausset, France
May 11, 8:00 PM 
Eliott Carter: String Quartet no. 1
With Emma Frucht, violin, Roger Tapping, viola & Coleman Itzkof, cello.
New York, NY
April 27, 7:30 PM 

Bodhi Tree Concerts North - Living Composers Series - The music of Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson: Batik

With Mark Anderson, piano

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, CA

March 28-31: Bard Music West plays: Games and Revolution
Danny Clay: Play Book
Danny Clay: Toy Piano Music
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 20 no. 6
Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution
Gabriella Smith: Anthozoa
With Zenas Hsu, violin,  Jessica Chang, viola, Laura Gaynon, cello, Allegra Chapman, piano & Mika Nakamura, percussions.
March 28, 8:00 PM: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor street, San Francisco, CA
March 29, 7:30 PM: Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E Charleston street, Palo Alto, CA
March 30, 1:00 PM: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA
March 31 , 2:30 PM: Private concert, San Jose, CA

March 23, 7:00 PM
Groupmuse
Dvorak: String Quartet no. 10
Smetana: String Quartet no. 1
Avec Rachel Ostler-Abbott, violin, Alexandra Simpson, viola, Saul Richmond-Rakerd, cello
East Lake, Oakland, CA
https://www.groupmuse.com/events/8124-czech-out-this-juicy-program
February 21, 7:00 PM
Music Salon
Mozart: Duo for violin and viola, K 423
Schubert: String Trio, D 471
Mozart: Quartet for strings and clarinet, K 378
With Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello, & Dimitri Murrath, viola
Alliance Française in San Francisco, CA
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