Melanie Hilker works as a musician specialising in chamber music on a national and international level as well as teaching at the Bergischen Musikschule in Wuppertal.

Melanie is a prise winner of national competitions in Germany as well as scholarship candidate for various foundations such as the Yehudi-Menuhin-Foundation, Live Music Now

and the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation.
She studied mandolin at the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance/ Wuppertal under prof. Caterina Lichtenberg and Silke Lisko and graduated in 2016 with a master of music.