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Hank Knox (Harpsichord)

Born: Canada

The Canadian harpsichordist, Hank Knox studied, harpsichord with John Grew at McGill University in Montreal and with Kenneth Gilbert in Paris.

Hank Knox has given numerous harpsichord recitals, and is a founding member of Ensemble Arion, with whom he has toured Canada, the USA, Europe, South America and Mexico. He has also performed and toured with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and le Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal. He plays regularly with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

Hank Knox directs the Early Music program at McGill University, where he teaches harpsichord and figured bass accompaniment, coaches chamber music ensembles and conducts the McGill Baroque Orchestra.

Hank Knox was recently honoured with a William Dawson Scholar Award, in recognition of his work in Early music. In collaboration with Opera McGill, he has directed productions of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, George Frideric Handel's Giulio Cesare and Semele, Les Sauvages from Rameau's Les Indes galantes, Telemann's Don Quichotte, and Peri's Euridice.

His wide discography includes some 15 recordings with Arion, as well as solo and chamber music collaborations, including a recording of Girolamo Frescobaldi's keyboard works on an Italian harpsichord of 1677.

Source: Early-Music Website
Contributed by
Teddy Kaufman (December 2006)

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