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David Knotts
David Knotts
School of Music and Performing Arts

Profile Summary

David Knotts studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department. He was awarded a first class degree from King’s College, Cambridge, and continued his composition studies at postgraduate level at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Sussex where he was awarded a doctorate in 2004. An extremely versatile pianist, David Knotts has developed a wide-ranging performing career. He has regularly worked as a repetiteur for the BBC Singers, Friday Night is Music Night and the BBC Symphony chorus and, as an orchestral pianist, he as played with Sinfonia Viva and the City of London Sinfonia. David is also an experienced session musiciain and is featured on the soundtrack of I Capture the Castle and Miss Potter. He has also broadcast on BBC Radio 3 (with the BBC Singers) and worked with conductors Simon Joly, Stephen Cleobury, Martyn Brabbins, Ronald Corp, Barry Wordsworth, Stephen Jackson & Pierre Boulez. In 2007, David was made an honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Music where he has taught since 1994 and is also a member of staff at Trinity College of Music.


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