Mélisande McNabney performs keyboard music of all periods on harpsichord, piano, and fortepiano. In August 2015, she won third prize at the International Competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges, Belgium. Mélisande is a graduate of the Amsterdam Conservatory, where she studied harpsichord, continuo, and fortepiano with Bob van Asperen and Richard Egarr. She earned her Doctorate at McGill University in May 2017 under the guidance of Hank Knox and Tom Beghin, with the support of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program.
Currently based in Montréal, Mélisande is regularly invited to play with ensembles such as Les Violons du Roy, Arion Orchestre Baroque, Les idées heureuses, the Theater of Early Music, andEnsemble Caprice. She is a member of Pallade Musica and ensemble Les Songes, with whom she has toured Canada and the USA on numerous occasions. Mélisande has received scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre, the FQRSC, and the CALQ.