Currently Lecturer of Violin at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Ukrainian-Australian violinist Markiyan Melnychenko studied at the Eastman School of Music with Professor of Violin – Oleh Krysa. In 2012 he received a Bachelor of Music, granted with Distinction, and Eastman's Performer's certificate. In 2014 he obtained a Master of Music and Eastman's highly prestigious Artist Certificate, being the first violinist to receive this award in over 50 years. Further studies include Pierre Amoyal, Cyrus Forough, and also Alice Waten and William Hennessy at the Australian National Academy of Music
In 2014 he won 1st prize in the Melbourne Recital Centre's National “Great Romantics” competition. In the same year he was also awarded the 'Australian Development Prize' from the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. In 2013 he was shared 1st prize winner of the Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition in Ukraine. He has participated in the Queen Elizabeth (Belgium), Pablo de Sarasate (Spain), Lysenko (Ukraine), Leopold Mozart (Germany), Seoul (Korea) and Sendai (Japan) International Violin Competitions. In 2013 he was selected to perform in a quartet at the US Capitol for the Inaugural Luncheon at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration.
He has had solo performances in New York (Alice Tully Hall), Washington DC (Kennedy Centre), Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. He has made a number of solo appearances with orchestras including performances with the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Kobe City Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.
Markiyan has served as a concertmaster of the Huntingtower String Orchestra in tours to New Zealand, Tasmania, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. In 2014 he led the orchestra in their equal 1st prize award at the International Summa Cum Laude Youth Festival competition in Vienna. He has been a casual member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.