Garth Knox

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Born in Ireland, raised in Scotland, educated at London’s Royal College of Music, Knox was already playing music from baroque to contemporary in his student years. In 1983 Pierre Boulez invited him to become a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, where he had the chance to do much solo playing and chamber music, and toured widely. With the Arditti Quartet he premiered works by composers including Kurtág, Berio, Xenakis, Lachenmann, Cage, Feldman and Stockhausen, and in the 21st century he has become involved in aspects of improvisation, performing with, amongst others, Steve ... Read more

Born in Ireland, raised in Scotland, educated at London’s Royal College of Music, Knox was already playing music from baroque to contemporary in his student years. In 1983 Pierre Boulez invited him to become a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, where he had the chance to do much solo playing and chamber music, and toured widely. With the Arditti Quartet he premiered works by composers including Kurtág, Berio, Xenakis, Lachenmann, Cage, Feldman and Stockhausen, and in the 21st century he has become involved in aspects of improvisation, performing with, amongst others, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Joëlle Léandre, Dominique Pifarély, Bruno Chevillon, Benat Achiary and Frode Haltli (he appeared on Haltli’s ECM CD “Passing Images”, alongside Arve Henriksen and Maja Ratkje). In the past decade he has also begun to write his own music – some of which can be heard on his ECM album “D’Amore” (recorded 2006) – and to feature the viola d’amore and the fiddle as well as the viola.

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Born in Ireland, raised in Scotland, educated at London’s Royal College of Music, Knox was already playing music from baroque to contemporary in his student years. In 1983 Pierre Boulez invited him to become a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, where he had the chance to do much solo playing and chamber music, and toured widely. With the Arditti Quartet he premiered works by composers including Kurtág, Berio, Xenakis, Lachenmann, Cage, Feldman and Stockhausen, and in the 21st century he has become involved in aspects of improvisation, performing with, amongst others, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Joëlle Léandre, Dominique Pifarély, Bruno Chevillon, Benat Achiary and Frode Haltli (he appeared on Haltli’s ECM CD “Passing Images”, alongside Arve Henriksen and Maja Ratkje). In the past decade he has also begun to write his own music – some of which can be heard on his ECM album “D’Amore” (recorded 2006) – and to feature the viola d’amore and the fiddle as well as the viola.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Born in Ireland, raised in Scotland, educated at London’s Royal College of Music, Knox was already playing music from baroque to contemporary in his student years. In 1983 Pierre Boulez invited him to become a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, where he had the chance to do much solo playing and chamber music, and toured widely. With the Arditti Quartet he premiered works by composers including Kurtág, Berio, Xenakis, Lachenmann, Cage, Feldman and Stockhausen, and in the 21st century he has become involved in aspects of improvisation, performing with, amongst others, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Joëlle Léandre, Dominique Pifarély, Bruno Chevillon, Benat Achiary and Frode Haltli (he appeared on Haltli’s ECM CD “Passing Images”, alongside Arve Henriksen and Maja Ratkje). In the past decade he has also begun to write his own music – some of which can be heard on his ECM album “D’Amore” (recorded 2006) – and to feature the viola d’amore and the fiddle as well as the viola.

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