THE HIDDEN TREASURE PROJECT
A result of thorough academic research and constant passion of Nuné Melik.
The Hidden Treasure project is an unprecedented initiative in the history of classical music of the Caucasus. Initiated and produced by Nuné Melik, it is based on more than seven years of research. Three trips to Armenia (the most recent one funded by McGill University) resulted in the discovery of an impressive array of rare musical scores and related material. This contribution by Nuné Melik has been highlighted in publications such as Strings Magazine, The Huffington Post, Armenian Mirror-Spectator. Music from the Hidden Treasure project has been presented to audiences at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre in New York, and broadcast on CBC Radio. Striving to educate the North American public about the heritage of her country’s music, Nuné Melik has given numerous lectures at Columbia University, New York; Arizona State University, Tucson; Wayne University in Detroit; and Naregatsi Arts Institute and Russian-Armenian University in Erevan. The program has been selected as part of the national tour of Jeunesses Musicales Canada, and a tour of China in 2019. Nuné formed a duo with University of Montreal alumnus Michel-Alexandre Broekaert in 2010. Since that time, they have performed over 60 concerts across Canada and the United States. Launching the CD, the duo has performed in more than a dozen cities in Canada and the United States. Hidden Treasure album, which was recorded in collaboration with Yamaha Artist Services New York and McGill University has received a warm reception by numerous media outlets including Strings Magazine and Ludwig Van Montreal. It has been chose as the ‘Disc of the Week’ by ICI Musique, as well made the part of the ‘Best of 2017’ list by violinist.com. Described as the ‘love letter to Armenia’ (CBC Radio), it has won hearts of people all over the globe.