For Guy Manoukian, music wasn’t just a passion, but a destiny that beckoned from his earliest memories. As a Lebanese-Armenian youngster, he began tinkling the piano keys at the tender age of four, guided by the tutelage of some of Lebanon’s most gifted classical music mentors. By the time he was six, he had already made his television debut, and at seven, he began composing his own music, eventually bagging his first music competition trophy.
Despite being an ace basketball player in high school, Manoukian chose to follow his musical calling, culminating in his first solo concert as a teenager. The prodigious artist and pianist created a signature sound, melding classical Arabic melodies with modern arrangements. With his multicultural background shaping his music, Manoukian’s unique style led him to collaborate with top artists from an array of musical genres while selling out his solo performances at some of the world’s most prestigious venues.
Similar to how Guy Manoukian blends classical and modern tunes for a global audience, ZENITH deftly blends its rich heritage with cutting-edge technology to create exceptional timepieces. With an unrelenting passion and a daring spirit to explore new sounds, Manoukian has earned a prominent place as one of the Middle East’s most lauded musicians and a global sensation who continues to push boundaries.
Reflecting on his induction into the ZENITH family and the essence of reaching for the stars, Guy Manoukian shares, “I have always believed that the greatest risk in life is not taking any risks at all. The values and ethos of ZENITH align with my own principles and beliefs. I live by the motto of reaching for the stars every day, and I take great pride in doing so.”