BIOGRAPHY

Pianist Joachim Knoph is an active soloist and chamber musician who has performed in a number of countries. 

He has collaborated with prominent musicians and singers and is the recipient of several prizes including the Yamaha Music Foundation award. 

In 2016, he released an internationally distributed solo CD of Johan Kvandal´s complete music for solo piano on the Grand Piano/NAXOS label, receiving very favourable reviews. He has also previously been a soloist on CD recordings with the Norwegian Radio Ochestra, and has premiered a number of new works. 

In 2021 he is releasing a recording of songs by Kvandal, together with soprano Isa Katharina Gericke on the LAWO label. 

In addition, Joachim Knoph´s activity as a composer has become increasingly high-yielding, with his choral music especially being frequently performed in recent years. Together with Magnus Murel, he has also composed music for a large number of productions for film and tv. 

Knoph is a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Barratt Due Institute of Music, the Malmö Academy of Music,

L´Ecole Normale de Musique "Alfred Cortot", Paris, as well as a study period at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

He has studied with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Jirí Hlìnka, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, Caroline Palmer and others. He received his first tuition from Helene Jensen, Wolfgang Plagge and Jens Harald Bratlie. He has participated in a number of masterclasses, including those with Philippe Entremont, Jerome Lowenthal and Staffan Scheja. 

All artist photos: Åsa Maria Mikkelsen