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 other competitions, including Kotzian International Competition in Czechoslovakia, Performers of Connecticut, and Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland. Ms. Manouelian has recorded and appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the United States, Bulgaria, the former Soviet Union, Poland, Spain and Italy. Her chamber music performances include participation at the Marlboro Music Festival, the El Paso Festival, and the Olympic Music Festival, among others. She has collaborated with Bruno Canino, Garrick Ohlsson, Nobuko Imai, Thomas Ades, and members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Tokyo, Brentano, Borromeo, and Mendelssohn string quartets. She spends her summers performing and teaching chamber music with her husband Movses Pogossian and their three young and restless children Eddie, Cara, and Anoush at Apple Hill and Sebago Festivals. Since joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2004, Ms. Manouelian has frequently performed at Philharmonic's Chamber Music and Green Umbrella Series, as well as at Camerata Pacifica and Dilijan Series. Varty Manouelian holds degrees from the State Music Academy in Bulgaria and the Cleveland Institute of Music where she was a student of Donald Weilerstein.