Mark Knoop

Pianist and conductor Mark Knoop is known for his fearless performances and interpretations. Mainly focussed on the music of our time, his versatile technique also bring fresh approaches to the standard and 20th century repertoire. He performs with many ensembles including Plus-Minus (London/Brussels) and Apartment House (London), and as duo partner with Juliet Fraser (soprano). He has conducted the ensemble Scenatet (Denmark), Britten Sinfonia (UK), Crash Ensemble (Ireland), and London Sinfonietta.

He has commissioned and premiered new works and worked with many respected composers including Joanna Bailie, Bernhard Lang, Jennifer Walshe, Matthew Shlomowitz, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Øyvind Torvund, and Akiko Ushijima. His recordings of music by John Cage (Wergo, Another Timbre), Morton Feldman (Another Timbre, all that dust), and Bryn Harrison (Another Timbre) have been lauded.

Knoop performs regularly throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia and has played in New Zealand, South Korea, Mongolia, United States of America, Canada and at festivals including Borealis (Bergen), Donaueschinger Musiktage, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Klangspuren (Schwaz), MaerzMusik (Berlin), Musiikin Aika (Viitasaari, Finland), Spor Festival (Århus), Transit (Leuven), Ukho Music (Kiev), and Ultima (Oslo). He is co-director of all that dust, an independent record label for new music.

As of December 2022

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