Mackenzie Melemed’s (25) international career continues to flourish on the heels of winning the Juilliard School's 2019 Leo B. Ruiz Carnegie Hall Recital Prize, the 2018 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Prize, the 2018 Paris Recital Prize from Poland's Prix de Tarnów Competition, and Third Prize in the first China International Music Competition. Mackenzie has performed throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. He recently joined the roster of Young Artists at the Centre for Musical Excellence. Mackenzie’s highlights include his debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as winner of the Ruiz Memorial Prize, solo recitals at Paris’ Salle Cortôt, Finland’s Arctic PianoFest, and Tuckerman Hall in Worcester, MA. In October 2019, Warner Classics released “Möbius,” featuring his performance of Jeajoon Ryu’s Piano Concerto with conductor Ralf Gothóni and Sinfonia Varsovia. In 2018, Mackenzie’s recording of Avner Dorman’s Three Etudes was released on the Steinway and Sons label. Mackenzie holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and is currently in the school’s Artist Diploma program with Robert McDonald and Emanuel Ax. He is fluent in French and Finnish.