Aleksandra Melaniuk

Polish conductor, raised between Warsaw and Edinburgh. She is a Britten-Pears Young Artist for the 2023/2024 season and a Salonen Conducting Fellow, pursuing a graduate Artist Diploma at Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles.

Despite her young age, she has already conducted numerous orchestras in Europe, including Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Moravska Filharmonie Olomouc, Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, Lower Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra and others. 

She is one of ten semi-finalists of the 17th Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, during which she had the chance to work with London Symphony Orchestra. Being invited to many auditions, she reached final rounds in the Leverhulme Conducting Fellowship with the BBC SSO, Constant Lambert Fellowship/Jetta Parker Ballet Conductor with Royal Opera House or Female Conductor Traineeship at Opera North. Futhermore, she is one of the winners of 2023 Das Kritische Orchester, led by Forum Dirigieren.  

In 2022 she was an active participant of the Järvi Conducting Academy in Estonia. She also took part in the 10th edition of Dirigentuka in Norway and SOV Masterclass for young talents, led by Kristiina Poska, in cooperation with Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Spectra Ensamble and Forum Dirigieren.

In August 2023 she worked on Oliver Leith’s Last Days during Conductor as Dramaturg course, a collaboration between the BPYA Programme and the Jetta Parker Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House. She has also participated in Fiskars Summer Festival, led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Lead!Foundation.
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Additionally, she has participated in numerous conducting masterclasses, with Paavo Järvi, Johannes Schlaefli, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sian Edwards, Nicolas Pasquet, Dalia Stasevska, James Gaffigan, Claire Gibault, Johannes Wildner or  Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
She had her professional debut during second year of BA studies, conducting concert For the Young  with the Silesian Philharmonic. In 2021 she established her own orchestra which she then conducted during concerts promoting British music in Poland. She was asked to conduct the premiere of several contemporary compositions (SubRosa Project), recorded during sessions in Enigma Centre in Poznan, Poland.

Having deep affection for opera she has participated in preparations for Puccini’s La Rondine in Silesian Opera and Szymanowski's King Roger in Baltic Opera. This season she serves as an assistant conductor for the Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito at the Baltic Opera.

She is currently represented by Colburn Artists.