Aleksandra Melaniuk

 Raised between Warsaw and Edinburgh, Melaniuk is currently a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Salonen Fellow in the Negaunee Conducting Program at Colburn Conservatory and the San Francisco Symphony, where she assists Esa-Pekka Salonen internationally. She has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra as a semi-finalist of the 17th Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, and is one of the winners of the 2023 Das Kritische Orchester, led by Forum Dirigieren.

Despite her young age, Melaniuk has already conducted numerous orchestras in Europe, including the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Moravska Filharmonie Olomouc, Lower Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Grand Theatre in Poznan. She made her professional debut with the Silesian Philharmonic in their ‘For the Young’ concert series. 

Melaniuk has reached the final rounds in the Leverhulme Conducting Fellowship with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Constant Lambert Fellowship/Jetta Parker Ballet Conductor with Royal Opera House, and Female Conductor Traineeship at Opera North. 

In 2022, she was an active participant of the prestigious Järvi Conducting Academy in Estonia, took part in the 10th edition of Dirigentuka in Stavanger, Norway, and was chosen as a student for the SOV Conducting Masterclass, led by Kristiina Poska, in cooperation with Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Spectra Ensamble, and Forum Dirigieren. This season she returns to Finland, where she participated in Fiskars Summer Festival, led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, to conduct concerts during Fiskars Easter Session.
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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.
Melaniuk established her own orchestra and conducted several programs promoting British music in Poland in 2021, and was invited to conduct the premiere of several contemporary works through the SubRosa Project, which were recorded during sessions in Enigma Centre in Poznan. 

Having deep interest in opera, she has participated in preparations for Puccini’s La Rondine in Silesian Opera and Szymanowski's King Roger at the Baltic Opera. This season she serves as an assistant conductor for Bizet's Carmen and  Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito at the Baltic Opera. In 2023 she worked on Oliver Leith’s Last Days with Sian Edwards, a collaboration between the BPYA Program and the Jetta Parker Artists Program at the Royal Opera House.

She is currently represented by Colburn Artists.