Musician, Teacher, Audio Engineer, Technical and Design Producer, CEO

Lou received a B.A. in Music Performance and a B.S. in Music Education from Wagner College.  He  continued his studies and received a M.S. in Music from The Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. Since then Lou has conducted many concerts including performances at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, The United Nations, Harvard University, Count Basie Theater to name a few. Lou also performed and directed music for The Office of the Mayor of the City of New York, including the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero, and for the New York Governor’s Arts Awards at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He taught master classes at Yale University, Oberlin Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Hart Conservatory and the Punahou School in Honolulu Hawaii.  Lou has produced and conducted many recordings that have been heard on both national radio and television. He has built and conceived L&M Sound & Light ‘80, Julia Music Performing Arts School ’05, and Little Shop Studios ‘09, K-array America '15. He endorses products from the world’s best audio manufacturers such as Sennheiser, K-array and L-Acoustics. Lou has worked for such artists as Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jay Z, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson, Barbara Cook and Rihanna in venues such as Carnegie Hall, NY's Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls, The Hammerstein Ballroom, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Waldorf Astoria, MOMA, Madison Square Garden and many college, university and state theaters, most notably Columbia University. In the start of 2015 Lou and his team became the exclusive distributor for K-array in US and Canada forming K-array America. Lou is most proud of his work as live sound engineer and designer for his favorite band, The New York Philharmonic.


"Photography has recently become a very important part of my life. Looking through the lens helps me focus on composition and color with regard to projection and lighting design while a conduit for interpretation of a physical space, which has a direct relationship to my latest audio designs. Photo outings and tours have become a social excuse to be closer to my family while meeting great artists from other special disciplines. The motivation of printing and stretching canvas for charity has been so wonderfully rewarding. The annual 'Gallery for Charity' is continually motivating and inspiring." 

Artist List (click to view)

Lou has designed, engineered and provided audio equipment for the following performing artists throughout a 30 year career.

Lou Mannarino, the audio engineer for the New York Philharmonic, finds local sounds in the scrap metal he is using to create instruments for the New York premiere of the Magnus Lindberg symphony, "Kraft." 


Dante Via by Audinate

K-array - A year in review 2014