Ellinor D’Melon



Ellinor D’Melon was born to Cuban parents in Jamaica and started to learn the violin at the age of two.  Today, she is only nineteen, but ‘in spite of her age, is one of those rare players who gives the impression that her command – both technical and musical – is total’ (Michael Dervan, The Irish Times). Prize winner of major competitions including the Henryk Wieniawski (1st Prize), ‘Debut Berlin’ (1st Prize) and Novosibirsk (1st Prize and special awards), Ellinor is forging a career as a violinist of the highest standing.

Ellinor is increasingly performing worldwide with leading orchestras, such as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra , St Petersburg Philharmonic, Moscow Virtuosi, Orquestra de Cadaqués, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfoníca de Navarra and the Sofia Philharmonic, and she has performed in various prestigious halls, notably the Berliner Philharmonie, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Madrid National Auditorium, Het Concertgebouw, Cologne Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zurich, Sala Verdi Milano, Gdansk Baltic Hall. Her growing list of collaborators include Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Spivakov, Jaime Martin, Michail Jurowski, James Feddeck and Jan Latham Koenig, amongst others.

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IMG Artists Signs Violinist Ellinor D’Melon for General Management

IMG Artists is delighted to have signed Jamaican violinist Ellinor D'Melon, who turned 17 this December, for General Management. Ellinor will be managed by Artist Manager Maarit Kangron out of the company's London office. Ellinor said: "It is a great privilege for me...


“Violinist Ellinor d’Melon’s long-awaited return to Gävle Symphony Orchestra was purely triumphant. She has a unique ability to touch hearts and release emotions, evoking shivers and tears with her playing, as well as euphoria and laughter. […] What a triumph!”

Camilla Dal

Gefle Dagblad

“Absolutely exceptional performance. Unique and flawless. Simply fantastic.”

Helmut Ackmann

Heimat Report

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“D’Melon, in spite of her age, is one of those rare players who gives the impression that her command – both technical and musical – is total. […] Simply fabulous. 

Michael Dervan, The Irish Times December 11th, 2019

“The young Jamaican soloist … left everyone breathless and rooted to their seats. […] Soloistic boldness and vehemence, security, ease of expressive phrasing, mastery of dynamics, tuning, accuracy, and brilliant technique are all characteristic of her [Ellinor’s] touch. An unfamiliar touch in such a young person.”

Xavier Pujol, Revista Musical Catalana May 13th, 2019

“If she was a success last time, it was nothing compared to this. Rarely has the concert hall been filled with more powerful ovations.”

Lars Westin, Arbetarbladet Gävle March 15th, 2019

“The debut of the violinist Ellinor D’Melon … was simply splendid. … [T]he young artist dominates – or better said, tames – her instrument with a veteran mastery.”

José Doménech Part January 17th, 2019

“The performance sounded very mature, I couldn’t imagine that such a young person could play like this. Ellinor is a real prodigy, she has a bright future ahead. […] She has reached the technique which leaves the audience massively impressed and she is enjoying performing the most difficult pieces…”

Gonzalo Alonso, La Razon