Mark Knoop is a pianist and conductor based in London, and is known for his fearless performances and individual interpretations. He mainly focussed on the music of our time, but his versatile technique and virtuosity also bring fresh approaches to the 20th-century repertoire. He often performs with ensembles including Plus-Minus and Apartment House, and as duo partner with soprano vocalist Juliet Fraser. He has also conducted for Scenatet, Britten Sinfonia, Crash Ensemble, and London Sinfonietta. He has commissioned and premiered countless new works 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, Morton Feldman and Bryn Harrison have been highly praised. 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 a long list of festivals, including Borealis, last in 2014. He is also co-director of all that dust – an independent record label for new music.
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