Young violinist Catherine Manoukian finds no challenge too great. The Canadian artist is not only an impressive soloist, appearing with celebrated orchestras around the world, she has also added to her musical education with the world-famous Dorothy DeLay in New York by completing a Masters in Classical Philosophy.
It was surely no accident that the emphasis laid on the theory of aesthetics. Yet in the end, Catherine Manoukian decided on a career as a musician, and now presents her fifth recording. She has chosen the Elgar concerto, painted on a large canvas, and this globetrotting artist with German, Armenian, and Japanese roots has opted for something rather special: a live recording, performing with the Weimar Staatskapelle under the baton of her husband Stefan Solyom.