Päivyt Meller

The Finnish violinist Päivyt Meller graduated from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 1979, at the age of 15, she studied with Josef Gingold as his youngest student at Indiana University. In 1982, she was chosen into the Artist Diploma program. Later, she studied with Victor Liberman at the Conservatory of Utrecht (Netherlands) and spent the last year of her violin studies at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad (Switzerland) on full scholarship.

Päivyt Meller is currently Senior Lecturer in Violin Music at the Sibelius Academy, where she has been teaching the violin since 1990. She held the position of 3rd Concertmaster of the Finnish Radio Orchestra from 1987 to 1989. She has been Artistic Director of Raudaskylä International Master Classes as well as the founder and Director of Camerata Caprice Chamber Orchestra, co-operating with Pinchas Zukerman projects.

Päivyt Meller has performed chamber music with Mikhail Kopelman, Ralf Gothóni, Alexander Rudin, Yuri Bashmet and many other prominent musicians. She has performed as soloist with the Finnish Radio Orchestra conducted by Leif Segerstam and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and with Camerata Lysy, together with Sir Yehudi Menuhin. Her international career as soloist and chamber musician continues.

Aside from authoring numerous articles, she has written a book introducing Tatiana Pogozeva's particular Russian method of teaching violin playing to children. Päivyt Meller is frequently invited to give masterclasses in many prominent schools and music festivals.

In 2011, Päivyt Meller established and has been the Academic Coordinator of Distance Learning at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki. She is currently the President of the Finnish branch of the European String Teachers Association.

Päivyt Meller and Julian Milkis performing Rotissimo (2/3) by Goldstein with the Sibelius Academy Chamber Orchestra conducted by Kirmo Lintinen
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Performance of Clarinet Quintet (Rondo Allegro) Op. 34 by von Weber
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