À propos de Hank Knox

Hailed internationally for his “colorful, kinetic performances,” Hank Knox performs on harpsichord in concert halls, churches, museums, galleries and homes around the globe. A founding member of Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra, with whom he has toured North and South America, Europe, and Japan, Knox also regularly performs and tours with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, among other groups, ensembles and orchestras. 


He has released a number of acclaimed recordings on rare antique instruments as well as copies of historical instruments. He teaches in the Early Music program at McGill University where he conducts the McGill Baroque Orchestra. He has directed a great number of Baroque operas for Opera McGill, including Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Monteverdi’s Poppea and Handel’s Agrippina, Giulio Cesare, Alcina and Rinaldo. 


Mark Fewer and Hank Knox collaborates regularly together. Their complete recording of the sonatas for violin and harpsichord by J.S. Bach was released on LEAF records in 2017. The Vivaldi Manchester Sonatas were arranged and recorded by Fewer and Knox and were released on LEAF in November 2019. This is the first recording of the works by Canadian artists. An upcoming solo album will be released in the upcoming seasons on LEAF Music.

Reconnu internationalement pour ses « prestations dynamiques et hautes en couleur », le claveciniste Hank Knox se produit dans les salles de concert, les églises, les musées, les galeries d’art et les résidences privées un peu partout sur le globe. Membre fondateur d’Arion Orchestre Baroque, il a effectué des tournées en Europe, au Japon et en Amériques du Nord et du Sud, puis il a joué et enregistré avec Tafelmusik, les Violons du Roy et l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. 


Il compte à son actif plusieurs enregistrements — tous louangés — sur de très rares instruments d’époque ainsi que des répliques d’instruments historiques. Il enseigne le clavecin à l’Université McGill. Il est à la tête de l’Orchestre baroque de McGill et il dirige des opéras baroques, récemment Didon et Énée de Purcell, Poppea de Monteverdi ainsi que Giulio Cesare, Agrippina, Alcina et Rinaldo de Haendel. 


Hank Know et Mark Fewer collaborent régulièrement ensemble. Leur enregistrement de l’intégrale des sonates pour violon et clavecin de J. S. Bach est parût en 2017 sous l’étiquette LEAF label. Leur enregistrement de l’intégrale des sonates Manchester de Vivaldi, paru en novembre 2019 sur LEAF, est le premier à être endisqué par des artistes canadiens. Un disque solo paraîtra dans les saisons à venir sous LEAF Music.

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"Knox’s harpsichord builds an elegant and large architecture for the arrangements, but his playing is alive, and there are moments when he seems to strike at the keys, elevating the bass and harmonics into a soundscape greater than what you expect from a single instrument. He goes from gentle stream to raging storm with utter control and elegance."

The East Mag, Jeremy Thomas Gilmer, January 2020


His support is seamless enough to almost take it for granted. … His rich voicings and steady beat audibly spur Fewer’s creativity.”

—  EMA, Andrew J. Sammut, May 2020


“One might assume a leading expert on Early Music to be esoteric. Hank Knox shatters this assumption.”

La Scena Musicale, Carol Xion, November 2018

"Knox’s harpsichord builds an elegant and large architecture for the arrangements, but his playing is alive, and there are moments when he seems to strike at the keys, elevating the bass and harmonics into a soundscape greater than what you expect from a single instrument. He goes from gentle stream to raging storm with utter control and elegance."

The East Mag, Jeremy Thomas Gilmer, Janvier 2020


His support is seamless enough to almost take it for granted. … His rich voicings and steady beat audibly spur Fewer’s creativity.”

—  EMA, Andrew J. Sammut, Mai 2020


“On pourrait croire qu’un grand spécialiste de la musique ancienne est inaccessible. Hank Knox se montre tout le contraire.”

La Scena Musicale, Carol Xion, Novembre 2018

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