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Mark Knoop

Country of origin: Australia
Birthday: 1972

About Mark Knoop

Mark Knoop is a pianist and conductor living in London, UK. He studied piano with Stephen McIntyre at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne) and in Europe with mentors including Herbert Henck, James Avery and Peter Feuchtwanger. He studied conducting in Melbourne with Robert Rosen and is co-artistic director of the Libra Ensemble. He performs with such groups as plus-minus (London and Brussels), Ensemble Exposé (London), ELISION Ensemble (Brisbane), 175 East (Auckland), musik Fabrik (Cologne), WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Ensemble Off spring (Sydney) and Ensemble Laboratorium (Europe). Mark Knoop has conducted numerous premieres and has worked with many respected composers including Richard Barrett, Chris Dench, James Dillon, Michael Finnissy, Helmut Lachenmann, Liza Lim, Thomas Meadowcroft, Matthew Shlomowitz, Erik Ulman, David Young, and many others. Solo works composed for him include Chris Dench’s “into the wormworks” and “the heart’s algorithms” (both members of the “Phase Portraits” cycle), Benjamin Marks’s “La Chute”, Chris Newman’s “Air Fool Agony Face”, and Dominik Karski’s “Streams Within” for piano and ensemble. His recording of the complete piano music of David Lumsdaine was released to critical acclaim in 2009.