Garth Knox: Viola Virtuoso

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center

Trained at the Royal College of Music in London, the Ireland-born Garth Knox has one of the most wide ranging repertoires of any violist playing today. In 1983, he moved to Paris on the invitation of Pierre Boulez, becoming a member of his Ensemble Intercontemporain. Since then, Knox has championed the viola - the quieter cousin of the showy violin, but in this virtuoso’s hands, full of magic. Described as "charming, nimble and masterful" (Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer), Knox plays a wide and thrilling range of works, from folk reels to contemporary showpieces.  His mastery of the rare Baroque period viola d'amore has led to another body of work - as well as passionate fans of his exceptional technique and scholarship.  This is one of Knox’s infrequent US appearances. 

Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 UD faculty, staff & alumni; $10 UD students and youth. Available through the UD Box Office. (See link at right.)

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Above video: An imaginary Irish jig as the viola d'amore makes its entrance into folk music. Garth Knox performing live in the festival "Nuits d'été" in Savoie France (2009).