Ellinor D’Melon

Violin

Biography

Ellinor D’Melon was born to Cuban parents in Jamaica and started to learn the violin at the age of two.  Still only eighteen, she has performed widely, including under the baton of respected maestros, such as Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Spivakov, Jaime Martin, and Zakhar Bron, among others. Concert engagements have taken her to many prestigious concert halls, such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, National Auditorium in Madrid, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Cologne Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zurich, Sala Verdi Milano, Baltic Hall in Gdansk, 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.

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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...

Reviews

“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