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NMWA Presents Violinist Catherine Manoukian

Jan 06 2017

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents a line-up of acclaimed performers as part of the annual Shenson Chamber Music Concerts under the artistic direction of Gilan Tocco Corn. Through these concerts, the museum carries out its mission of recognizing and supporting women in all areas of the arts. Women musicians performing in the museum’s free concert series have been impressing audiences for 19 years. The series was named in honor of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson, who were longtime supporters of the museum and lovers of music.

Join NMWA in welcoming Armenian violinist Catherine Manoukian accompanied by pianist Leonie Rettig on Wednesday, February 8, 7:30–9:30 p.m., for a program featuring selections from Beethoven, Brahms and Franck.

Catherine Manoukian began violin studies with her father Heratch Manoukian—a renowned Armenian violinist—and made her first stage appearance at the age of four. She has been performing professionally since the age of 12, when she made her orchestral debut with the Vancouver Symphony. From 1994 to 2000, Catherine studied with the late violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay in New York City.

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