BIOGRAPHY

Joachim Knoph has performed as a pianist in a number of European countries, as well as several times in China and Russia. 

He has collaborated with many of Norway´s most distinguished instrumentalists and singers, such as Vilde Frang, Isa Katharina Gericke, Ann-Helen Moen, Aage Kvalbein, Arvid Engegård, Frida Wærvågen, Tora Augestad, Catharina Chen. 

Joachim has received prizes and grants such as the YAMAHA Award. He has given first performances of a dozen new works and has worked with a number of composers. 

He appears in several CD recordings, and already as a student he was soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra on a CD conducted by Ari Rasilainen, in two new piano concertos by F. J. Beppe. 

He has released an international solo CD with Johan Kvandal´s complete music for piano solo on NAXOS/Grand Piano, to great acclaims. In late 2019, he will release a recording of songs by Kvandal, together with Isa Katharina Gericke on the LAWO label. 

Joachim also has an increasing production as a composer. Particularly his works for choir have been frequently performed in recent years. Together with Magnus Murel, he has also composed music for a large number of productions for film and tv. 

Joachim Knoph received his education from the Norwegian Academy of Music, Barratt Due Institute of Music/Malmö Academy of Music, and Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot, Paris, in addition to a stay at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He graduated as soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, receiving the highest possible degree. 

All artist photos: Åsa Maria Mikkelsen