About this Artist
Varty Manouelian made her American debut in 1993 with the North Carolina Symphony as First Prize winner of the Bryan International Competition. She has also been a prizewinner at a number of competitions in Europe, including the Kotzian International Competition and the Wieniawski International Violin Competition.
Manouelian has recorded and appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the U.S., Bulgaria, Russia, Armenia, Poland, Spain, and Italy. Her chamber-music performances include participation at the Marlboro Music Festival, El Paso Festival, and the Olympic Music Festival, among others. She has collaborated as a chamber musician with Kim Kashkashian, Rohan de Saram, Nobuko Imai, Thomas Adès, and members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Tokyo, Brentano, Borromeo, and Mendelssohn string quartets.
A dedicated teacher and educator, Varty Manouelian is a Lecturer of Violin at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, teaches violin and chamber music at the Colburn Academy and CSPA, and spends summers coaching chamber music at the Apple Hill Festival in New Hampshire. She has been an active participant in Los Angeles Philharmonic’s music outreach programs, having taught at YOLA since its inception, as well as at the Renaissance Arts Academy.