Tymur Melnyk is an Austrian-Ukrainian violinist, winner of Osaka International Music Competition (Japan), and prize-winner at Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition and Johannes Brahms International Music Competition (Austria). He is regularly performing as a concert soloist with orchestra (Carinthian Symphony Orchestra Austria, ICOV International Chamber Orchestra Vienna, Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra).
As violinist with piano accompaniment he is giving recitals with virtuoso repertoire around the world (having performed solo recitals in the Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna - Austria, Salle Gaveau Paris - France, Auditorio Barcelona - Spain, Gnessin Concert Hall Moscow – Russia, Smith Square London – UK, Shenzhen Concert Hall and Oriental Art Center Shanghai – China, among others).
Due to his extraordinary artistic activity he was awarded the Austrian citizenship in 2008 and has been granted the honor of a long-term loan of the Italian violin “Camillo Camilli” (made in 1763) from the collection of precious antique string instruments of the Austrian National Bank.
Born in Kiev - Ukraine, Tymur started playing violin at the early age of 6 with his mother, Hanna Melnyk, as his first teacher for the first ten years of education. He graduated with distinction and an award of the Austrian Ministry of Culture from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna under the tutorship of Prof. M. Frischenschlager. To further his artistry he actively participated at international forums and masterclasses with Maestro Vladimir Spivakov (Zurich, Switzerland), Prof. Zakhar Bron (Kronberg, Germany), Maestro Ivry Gitlis (Vienna, Austria), Prof. E. Tchougaeva (Moscow, Russia).
His playing is readily available for listening on all major platforms (Spotify, YouYube, Youku), several CD publications are available for purchase - “Tymur” (Label Querstand, Germany) “Reflections” and “Souveniers” (Label Vienna Music Records).
Tymur is the president of Central Internatinal Music Academy Vienna (CIMA) since 2018, curating an international masterclass and a prestigious international music competition with orchestra in Austria. Furthermore, Tymur is regularly invited to serve as a jury member of competitions such as “Euritmia” International Music Competition – Italy, National Violin Competition Serbia, “Ohrid Pearls” International Music Competition - Northern Macedonia, SVIREL International Music Competition – Slovenia.
Alongside with performing, Tymur has been teaching internationally, at Conservatory of Music Lausanne-Sion in Switzerland, “Franz Schubert Conservatory of Music” in Vienna - Austria, JVL Summer Music Academy Toronto – Canada, School of Music Fiesole – Italy, he is currently holding a violin professorship at CCAA Chengdu University and PRIMA International Music Academy – China.
Tymur is Thomastik-Infeld Artist and plays on exclusive prototype strings.