Parikian, Manoug, Turkish-born English violinist and teacher of Armenian descent; b. Mersin, Sept. 15, 1920; d. Oxford, Dec. 24, 1987. He was a student of Louis Pecsaki at London’s Trinity Coll. of Music (1936–39). In 1947 he made his debut as a soloist in Liverpool, and then was concertmaster of the Liverpool Phil. (1947–48) and the Philharmonia Orch. in London (1949–57). From 1957 he made tours of Europe as a soloist. He also was active as a performer in chamber music groups and as a duo recitalist. From 1980 to 1984 he was music director of the Manchester Camerata. He taught in London at the Royal Coll. of Music (1954–56) and the Royal Academy of Music (1959–87). Parikian became well known as an advocate of contemporary British music.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire