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Mark Knoop

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

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

Mark Knoop
photo: Yatzek

Mark 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 (external link) (Bergen), Donaueschinger Musiktage, Huddersfield (external link), Klangspuren (Schwaz), MaerzMusik (Berlin), Musiikin Aika (Viitasaari, Finland), Spor (Århus), Transit (Leuven), Ukho Music (Kiev), and Ultima (external link) (Oslo). He is co-director of all that dust (external link), an independent record label for new music.