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"Victorian Academy of Music and Art is an advance music school specialising in live performance and composition training. We ace auditions, exams and our amazing results speak for themselves. It is absolutely crucial for us that you realise your passion and turn it into a career. Our people, the community is also our priority and as our way of giving back, students and staff are expected to contribute towards onstage performances."
Eujin Wong, President of Victorian Academy of Music & Arts.
Eujin - Piano

Director, Head of Piano & Head of Voice

Eujin Wong was trained at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide where he studied piano under Lucinda Collins the Head of Keyboard at the Elder Conservatorium and Stefan Ammer, a Piano Professor at Musikhochschule Freiburg, Diana Weekes and David Lockett. During that period Eujin also undertook compositional studies from Stephen Whittington and voice from Robert Dawe OAM. Upon the completion of his Bachelor of Music, Eujin moved to Victoria in order to study with Dr. Donna Coleman the Head of Keyboard at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) for his Honours and Masters degree.

Eujin's passion for music sees him performing regularly around Melbourne and throughout Australia. A former member of the Accompanist Guild of South Australia Eujin is actively involved in the art of accompanying and specialises in German, French and English Art Songs. This also translates extremely well for him in the sphere of chamber music upon which his trio, the Brandenburg Trio won the coveted first prize at the MCM Chamber Music Competition in 2012.

In addition to piano playing, Eujin devotes a lot of his time to singing where he was awarded a choir scholarship in Kent Town Church for 5 years and was Runner-up at the Adelaide Eisteddfods 2011. He also having 25 years experience teaching, providing piano lessons and singing lessons to students of all ages.

Eujin is currently pursuing his Higher Research Degree with Professor Ronald Ferren-Price. His lead research interest includes the discovery of Brahms's piano technique and technical devices used in 19th Century piano exercises that influence Brahms's writing style. As a reward for his pursuit of excellence, he was recently awarded the Madeleine Orr Travelling Scholarship. Besides his music achievements he holds an honours in Engineering and an MBA degree.

Eujin's piano playing and teaching is firmly founded on technical approach of Abbey Whiteside, Johannes Brahms and Heinrich Neuhaus. For vocal training, he is strongly grounded on Van Christy's singing technique. Besides his music achievements he holds an honours in Engineering and an MBA degree.

Markiyan - Violin

Head of Strings

Ukrainian-Australian violinist Markiyan Melnychenko has been described as “an artist of patrician sensibility, spectacular technique”, and “possessing an extraordinary combination of bravura, brains and elegance”. He is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue.

Awarded the Dr Iain C. Medgett Churchill Fellowship in 2019, he has performed in 17 countries including solo performances in New York (Alice Tully Hall), Washington DC (Kennedy Centre), and has made a number of solo appearances with orchestras including performances with the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Kobe City Chamber Orchestra, Collegium Musicum, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Corpus Medicorum and Orchestra Victoria. He has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM, 3MBS FM and Radio NZ, and has commercially released recordings on the Tall Poppies (2019) and Naxos (2020) labels

In 2013 he was selected to perform in a quartet at the US Capitol for the Inaugural Luncheon at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration. He is a multiple 1st prize winner in national and international competitions including the Melbourne Recital Centre's National “Great Romantics” competition and the Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition in Ukraine. He was also awarded the 'Australian Development Prize' from the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2013.

Markiyan obtained his Bachelor and Masters of Music at the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Professor of Violin – Oleh Krysa. He was additionally awarded Eastman's Performer's certificate and the highly prestigious Artist Certificate, being the first violinist to receive this award in over 50 years. Additional studies have been at the Australian National Academy of Music with Alice Waten and William Hennessy, and also with Cyrus Forough.

In 2016-2019 he served as Lecturer in Violin at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne and is currently Principal 1st Violin with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.