Varty Manouelian, violin

Varty Manouelian, violin, won first prize at the 1993 Bryan International Competition. A prize winner in the 1977 Kozian International Competition in Czechoslovakia, the 1985 Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland, and the 1991 Performers of Connecticut, she has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras and performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, the El Paso Festival, and the Olympic Music Festival. She has collaborated with Bruno Canino, Garrick Ohlsson, Nobuko Imai, Thomas Adès, and members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Tokyo, Brentano, Borromeo, and Mendelssohn string quartets. A current member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, she holds degrees from the State Music Academy in Bulgaria and the Cleveland Institute of Music.