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Melanie Kupchynsky


Melanie Kupchynsky

Melanie Kupchynsky has been a violinist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years, during which time the symphony has won 21 Grammys. She began studying violin at the age of four with her father, Jerry “Mr. K” Kupchynsky. Melanie began her career with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of John Williams. With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra she has performed around the globe under the world’s greatest conductors and with the world’s most prominent soloists. She is also an active chamber musician, and she is a participant in the CSO’s Citizen Musician community outreach program. She and her family live near Chicago.

Photo Credit: Devon Cass

Books by Melanie Kupchynsky

by Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky - Education, Music

Can one person --- a teacher, mentor, coach --- make all the difference for success in life? STRINGS ATTACHED explores how two women found that one person in the toughest instructor either ever had: the one man who believed in them more than they believed in themselves.