Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil, Music Performance

Varty Manouelian made her American Debut in 1993 with the North Carolina Symphony as First Prize winner of the Bryan International Competition. Shehas also been a prize winner at anumber of other 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 United States, Bulgaria, Russia, Armenia, Poland, Spain and Italy. Her chamber music performances include Marlboro Music Festival, Apple Hill Festival, Sebago Festival, El Paso Festival, Olympic Music Festival, among others. She has collaborated as a chamber musician with such artists as Joshua Bell, Yuja Wang, Kim Kashkashian, Rohan de Saram, Garrick Ohlsson, Nobuko Imai, Thomas Adès, and members of the Juilliard, Guarner, Tokyo, Brentano, Borromeo, and Mendelssohn string quartets.

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 at LA Philharmonic’s Music Outreach programs, having taught at YOLA since its inception, as well as at the Renaissance Arts Academy.

Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2004, Manouelian was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In Los Angeles, she frequently performs at the Los Angels Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Society and Green Umbrella new-music series, as well as at Camerata Pacifica, Monday Evening Concerts, and the Dilijan Series. Her recording credits include archival radio recordings for the Bulgarian State Radio, and CDs on Albany and Bridge Records labels. Her recent CD of Complete Violin Works of Stefan Wolpe (jointly with Movses Pogossian) made the 2015 Top Ten list in Sunday Times (UK). Varty Manouelian holds degrees from the State Music Academy in Bulgaria and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Boyan Letchev and Donald Weilerstein.

Kay Rhie
Assistant Professor
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Herbie Hancock
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Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Inna Faliks
Professor - Piano Performance and Keyboard Area Head
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Jan N. Baker
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Peter Kazaras
Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
Movses Pogossian
Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
Gordon Henderson
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Wayne Shorter
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Michael Dean
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Victoria Kirsch
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James Bass
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Erin Bouriakov
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Jens Lindemann
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Frank Heuser
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Amy Sanchez
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Arturo O’Farrill
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Juliana Gondek
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Terence Blanchard
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Paul Floyd
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Denis Bouriakov
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David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Kenny Burrell
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Christoph Bull
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William Kinderman
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