Mélanie Clapiès Bio Continued

Ms. Clapiès started playing violin at age five and studied with violinist Solange Dessane before she went to the Conservatoires Nationaux Supérieurs de Musique of Lyon and Paris. In France she received her Masters in violin teaching and successively taught at the Conservatories of Toulon and Bordeaux and later at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris as Solange Dessane’s assistant. In 2014 and 2015, after having crossed the ocean, she received her Masters of Music and her Artist Diploma respectively from the Yale School of Music where she studied with Syoko Aki. She is currently completing a Doctoral degree at the Manhattan School of Music where she studies with Mark Steinberg. 

A Zonta Club laureate in 2001, she received the Broadus Erle Prize (2013), the Yale School of Music Alumni Association Prize (2014), and the Philip Francis Nelson Prize (2015). She was the winner of the Woolsey Concerto Competition in 2015 at Yale.