Prize winner composer of the ICC “The contemporary piano 2018”
for his work for piano 4 hands “Images of Armenia”
Manookian’s compositions have been performed on every continent (with the exception of Antarctica). His works have been performed by such outstanding orchestras as the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra (Venezuela), Smolensk Chamber Orchestra (Russia), National Radio Orchestra of the Czech Republic, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra (China), National Symphony of Chile, Armenian National Philharmonic, Armenian National Opera Orchestra and Choir, Utah Symphony (USA), Kiev Classic Orchestra (Ukraine), Querétaro Philharmonic Orchestra (México), San Juan Symphony (Argentina), Chamber Orchestra of Mérida (México), Cantaduva Symphony (Brazil), Serenade Chamber Orchestra (Armenia), Lira Chamber Orchestra (Portugal), UAM Chamber Orchestra (Poland), Moncada Chamber Orchestra (Spain), Foggia String Orchestra (Italy), Southerland Shire Symphony (Australia), Stellenbosch Festival Orchestra (South Africa), Catanduva Symphony (Brazil), Bogotá Philharmonic Youth Chamber Orchestra (Colombia), American West Symphony (USA), and others.
Manookian is currently Composer in Residence of the Tucumán Orchestra (Argentina).