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Melanie Kupchynsky

Biography

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 and the subject of the book, Jerry “Mr. K” Kupchynsky. Melanie began her career with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of John Williams. With the CSO, she has performed around the globe under the world’s greatest conductors and with the world’s most prominent soloists. She remains an active chamber musician as well, most recently performing as part of the Chicago Symphony’s “Citizen Musician” outreach program in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and with Yo-Yo Ma in Chicago.

Melanie Kupchynsky

Books by Melanie Kupchynsky

by Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky - Biography, Education, Music

Strings Attached is the story of a brilliant but ferocious music teacher who came to be known as "Mr. K" told in the alternating first person perspectives of his former student, award-winning journalist Joanne Lipman, and his daughter, Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Melanie Kupchynsky.

by Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky - Biography, Education, Music

Strings Attached is the story of a brilliant but ferocious music teacher who came to be known as "Mr. K" told in the alternating first person perspectives of his former student, award-winning journalist Joanne Lipman, and his daughter, Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Melanie Kupchynsky.