concert saxophonist · festival director · teacher

Michal Knot

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Vienna-based saxophonist Michał Knot has given concerts in such world-renowned concert halls as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien, Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zürich, Hermitage Theatre Saint Petersburg, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Teatro del Lago Chile, National Concert Hall Taipei and Gasteig Munich to name a few. He has been invited to perform in numerous festivals in countries including Austria, Albania, Algeria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey and the USA.

Michał Knot was born in 1987 in Jaworzno, southern Poland. His saxophone studies have taken place under the guidance of Lars Mlekusch, Enzo Filippetti, Andrzej Rzymkowski, Tomasz Gmyrek and Jerzy Sendecki. He holds degrees from Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien (MA), Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma (MA) and Akademia Muzyczna Kraków (BA).

As a member of Duo Aliada, Michał Knot won the Grand Prix at the 12th Fidelio Wettbewerb. He is also a recipient of the “Exeptional Pole” award. Michał Knot was selected to participate in prestigious support program established by Austrian Government – “New Austrian Sound Of Music 2016-2017”.  In 2013 he was awarded the “Młoda Polska” scholarship, given to the most successful Polish artists by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Michał Knot has released two albums to date: „At the movies” released by the Austrian label Paladino and „New colours of the past” with German ARS Produktion, both highly acclaimed by international press. Additionally, he appears on albums released by Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) and Südwestrundfunk (SWR).

Michał Knot has given saxophone and chamber music masterclasses and lectures at the Binghamton University New York, Seoul National University, Taipei University, Krakow Music Academy and at various music festivals. He has been invited to serve as jury member in Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Mallorca and at the Saxophone Competition in Przeworsk. He gives private saxophone lessons in Vienna.

Michał Knot is Founder and Director of the Jav Music Festival.

He is D’Addario Woodwinds and Selmer Paris performing artist.

projects

PROJECTS

DUO ALIADA

DUO ALIADA

saxophone/accordion duo

The Wiener Musikverein said it best, Duo Aliada consists of two “outstandingly talented and creative musicians”, namely saxophonist Michał Knot and accordionist Bogdan Laketic.
Since their foundation in 2013, the duo has quickly caught the attention of the classical music world, which resulted in securing a busy concert schedule for this season with more than 70 performances on five different continents.

FIVE SAX

FIVE SAX

saxophone quintet

FIVE SAX is a modern-style saxophone quintet featuring five musicians from around the world. The five musicians from Poland, Italy, Belgium, the USA and Chile each brings his own unique and vibrant personality to the group. The ensemble’s imaginative programming mirrors the diversity of its members; rooted in classical music, while venturing into American jazz, south-American Latin styles and European folk music.

VSO

VSO

Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra

Founded in 2009, the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra is the first professional saxophone orchestra in Austria and one of a few in the world. Twelve saxophones, merge into a colourful yet homogeneous sound which can be most subtle or extremely powerful. The VSO stands for exciting performances of contemporary music as well as surprisingly fresh interpretation of earlier music but always with the aim of performing at the highest possible artistic level.

DUO ALIADA

DUO ALIADA

saxophone/accordion duo

The Wiener Musikverein said it best, Duo Aliada consists of two “outstandingly talented and creative musicians”, namely saxophonist Michał Knot and accordionist Bogdan Laketic.
Since their foundation in 2013, the duo has quickly caught the attention of the classical music world, which resulted in securing a busy concert schedule for this season with more than 70 performances on five different continents.

FIVE SAX

FIVE SAX

saxophone quintet

FIVE SAX is a modern-style saxophone quintet featuring five musicians from around the world. The five musicians from Poland, Italy, Belgium, the USA and Chile each brings his own unique and vibrant personality to the group. The ensemble’s imaginative programming mirrors the diversity of its members; rooted in classical music, while venturing into American jazz, south-American Latin styles and European folk music.

VSO

VSO

Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra

Founded in 2009, the Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra is the first professional saxophone orchestra in Austria and one of a few in the world. Twelve saxophones, merge into a colourful yet homogeneous sound which can be most subtle or extremely powerful. The VSO stands for exciting performances of contemporary music as well as surprisingly fresh interpretation of earlier music but always with the aim of performing at the highest possible artistic level.

quotes

QUOTES


“Herausragend talentierte und kreative Musiker (Duo Aliada)”

Musikverein Wien


“Einfach grandios (Duo Aliada)”

Martin Hagen

SWR2


 “Dieses 2013 gegründete Duo hat ein technisch derart hohes Niveau, dass ihm musikalisch alles möglich ist und die beiden Musiker immer den Eindruck machen, mit einer einzigartigen Kreativität wie improvisatorisch zu spielen. Es ist ein ‘Jetzt und 100%’-Musizieren, das den Zuhörer absolut mitreißt. Fantastisch! (Duo Aliada)” 

Remy Franck

President of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA)


“(…)Vous l’aurez compris, cet opus est à écouter sans réserve (Duo Aliada)”

Michel Lambert

Crescendo Magazine


“Duo Aliada – meaning both a highly cultivated, lively and expressive tone, excellent interplay and a winning virtuosity (Duo Aliada)”

Dr. Susanne Schulte

Mommenta Münsterland, Summerwinds Festival


 “Watching and listening to these young talents is absolutely out of this world (Duo Aliada)” 

Adrian Quanjer

HRaudio.net


 “So machen Konzerte Spaß! (Duo Aliada)” 

Paul Witzel

Rheinpfalz Zeitung



“Vollblutmusiker (Duo Aliada)”

Matthias Keller

BR Klassik


“Das Duo Aliada hat mich vom ersten Moment an begeistert. Beide Musiker sind ganz eins mit ihren Instrumenten und spielen mit einer virtuosen Musikalität, der man sich nicht entziehen kann (Duo Aliada)”

Angelika Möser

Arnold Schönberg Center


 “Verwandter Klang, ebenbürtige Dynamik und eine nicht zu bändigende Spielfreude, Knot und Laketic ließen den Wind herein in ihre Klanggeräte und vor allem in die Ohren und Herzen des disziplinierten Publikums (Duo Aliada)” 

Sebastian Melle

Osnabrücker Zeitung


“An original repertoire, brilliant sound, creative intelligence and stunning stage presence (Duo Aliada)”

Teodoro Anzellotti


 “The Duo Aliada is exploring the wide possibilities of the unique combination of saxophone and accordion. Whether in baroque music or newest works dedicated to them, the two soloist are mastering the art of chamber music playing at its highest level” 

Lars Mlekusch

Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK)


 “Das Faszinierende liegt in der organischen Konsequenz, mit welcher dieses Duo so viel substanzielles musikalisches Gewicht zu einem leichtfüßigen Bogen vereint. (Duo Aliada)” 

Stefan Pieper

Klassik Heute


concerts

CONCERTS

2017/18

 

20.07.2017 · BRIXEN (ITA) · Alpen Classica Festival · DUO ALIADA

28.07.2017 · SALZBURG (AT) · Mozarteum · DUO ALIADA

14.08.2017 · TRAUTENFELS (AT) · Steirischen Schlosskonzerte · DUO ALIADA

18.08.2017 · OHRID (MKD) · Ohrid Summer Festival · DUO ALIADA

23.09.2017 · JAWORZNO (AT) · Jav Music Festival · FIVE SAX

25.09.2017 · SEOUL (ROK) · Private event · FIVE SAX

26.09.2017 · BUYEO (ROK) · 63rd Baekje Cultural Festival · FIVE SAX

05.10.2017 · GRAFENEGG (AT) · Schloss Grafenegg · FIVE SAX

26.10.2017 · SCHWARZENBERG (AT) · Alpen Arte Festival · DUO ALIADA

27.10.2017 · SCHWARZENBERG (AT) · Alpen Arte Festival · DUO ALIADA

28.10.2017 · LINZ (AT) · Musiktheater Linz · FIVE SAX

29.10.2017 · SCHWARZENBERG (AT) · Alpen Arte Festival · DUO ALIADA

16.11.2017 · SAINT PETERSBURG (RUS) · Mikhailovsky Castle · DUO ALIADA

02.03.2018 · GERMERING (DE) · Stadthalle · FIVE SAX

20.04.2018 · VIENNA (AT) · Musikverein · EASTWEST premiere · DUO ALIADA

18.05.2018 · VIENNA (AT) · Semper Depot · Mutter Erde Project · DUO ALIADA

24.05.2018 · KRAGUJEVAC (SRB) · Convivium Musicum · DUO ALIADA

25.05.2018 · NOVI SAD (SRB) · Eufonija Fest · DUO ALIADA

02.07.2018 · LUDWIGSBURG (DE) · Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele · FIVE SAX

04.07.2018 · VIENNA (AT) · THEATER AM SPITTELBERG · FIVE SAX

07.07.2018 · CAP FERRET (FR) · Cap Ferret Festival · FIVE SAX

11.07.2018 · BRUSSELS (BEL) · European Economic Committee · DUO ALIADA

12-14.07.2018 · ZAGREB (CR) · World Saxophone Congress 2018 · DUO ALIADA

27.07.2018 · GENEVA (CH) · Puplinge Classique Festival · DUO ALIADA

PAST SEASONS

28.07.2016 · HÖRSTEL (DE) · Summerwinds Festival · DUO ALIADA

06.08.2016 · GREVEN (DE) · Summerwinds Festival · FIVE SAX

07.08.2016 · AMSTERDAM (NL) · Concertgebouw · FIVE SAX

11.08.2016 · DALCAHUE (CL) · Chiloe Concertante · DUO ALIADA

12.08.2016 · ANCUD (CL) · Chiloe Concertante · DUO ALIADA

14.08.2016 · FRUTILLAR (CL) · Teatro Del Lago · DUO ALIADA

17.08.2016 · SANTIAGO DE CHILE (CL) · Auditorio Transoceanica · DUO ALIADA

18.08.2016 · SANTIAGO DE CHILE (CL) · Auditorio Transoceanica · DUO ALIADA

20.08.2016 · VALDIVIA (CL) · Universidad San Sebastián · DUO ALIADA

23.08.2016 · HÄSSLEHOLM (SWE) · Europa Forum · DUO ALIADA

09.09.2016 · HERXHEIM (DE) · Villa Konzert · DUO ALIADA

21.09.2016 · BETHLEHEM (PSE) · Peace Center · DUO ALIADA

24.09.2016 · TAYBEH (PSE) · DUO ALIADA

29.09.2016 · BRATISLAVA (SK) · Rakuske Kulturne Forum · DUO ALIADA

08.10.2016 · BELGRADE (SRB) · Belgrade Saxperience 2016 · DUO ALIADA

10.10.2016 · BUDAPEST (HUN) · Österreichisches Kulturforum · DUO ALIADA

12.10.2016 · KOPER (SL) · Drustvo prijateljev glasbe · DUO ALIADA

13.10.2016 · CELJE (SL) · Zyklus Vesperae Musicae · DUO ALIADA

16.10.2016 · TORONTO (CAN) · St. Andrews · DUO ALIADA

18.10.2016 · WASHINGTON DC (USA) · ACF · DUO ALIADA

20.10.2016 · NEW YORK (USA) · Carnegie Hall · DUO ALIADA

22.10.2016 · TUNIS (TN) · Octobre Musical 2016 · DUO ALIADA

24.10.2016 · ZÜRICH (SUI) · Tonhalle · DUO ALIADA

28.10.2016 · TAOYUAN (TW) · Zhongli Arts Hall · FIVE SAX

30.10.2016 · TAIPEI (TW) · Give MIT FIVE · FIVE SAX

01.11.2016 · SEOUL (KOR) · TBA · FIVE SAX

05.11.2016 · HONG KONG (HK) · Yuen Long Theatre · FIVE SAX

19.11.2016 · VIENNA (MX) · Musikverein · FIVE SAX

21.11.2016 · MORELIA (MX) · Festival de Música de Morelia · DUO ALIADA

22.11.2016 · MORELIA (MX) · Festival de Música de Morelia · DUO ALIADA

23.11.2016 · MORELIA (MX) · Festival de Música de Morelia · DUO ALIADA

26.11.2016 · MÖDLING (AT) · Klangbogen · VSO

27.11.2016 · RIED (AT) · Landesmusikschule Ried · VSO

15.12.2016 · JAWORZNO (PL) · Dom Kultury · FIVE SAX

29.01.2017 · EMMS (DE) · Junge virtuosen · DUO ALIADA

31.01.2017 · NEW YORK (USA) · D’Addario Showroom · FIVE SAX

01.02.2017 · ITHACA (USA) · Ithaca College · FIVE SAX

03.02.2017 · BINGHAMTON (USA) · Binghamton Philharmonic · FIVE SAX

18.02.2017 · TOKYO (JP) · Katsushika · DUO ALIADA

19.02.2017 · KAWAGUCHIKO (JP) · Kawaguchiko Stellar Theater · DUO ALIADA

23.02.2017 · NOWY SACZ (Poland) · Fun & Classic Festival · FIVE SAX

12.03.2017 · BILBAO (ESP) · Sala BBK · FIVE SAX

15.03.2017 · VIENNA (AT) · Ringturm: Musik im Turm · DUO ALIADA

30.03.2017 · VIENNA (AT) · Belvedere · Kunst & Klassik · DUO ALIADA

09.04.2017 · OBERALM (AT) · Palmklang · VSO

19.04.2017 · VIENNA (AT) · Palais Niederösterreich · DUO ALIADA

28.04.2017 · TRIER (DE) · Villa Musica · DUO ALIADA

03.05.2017 · HALLEIN (AT) · Jeunesse · DUO ALIADA

04.05.2017 · VIENNA (AT) · Palais Niederösterreich · DUO ALIADA

15.05.2017 · EISENSTADT (AT) · Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt · FIVE SAX

16.05.2017 · SCHWAZ (AT) · Zentrum Silbersaal· FIVE SAX

17.05.2017 · INNSBRUCK (AT) · Freies Theater Innsbruck · FIVE SAX

18.05.2017 · ST.JOHANN IN TIROL (AT) · Kaisersaal · FIVE SAX

19.05.2017 · WELS (AT) · Stadttheater · FIVE SAX

20.05.2017 · SEIBERSDORF(AT) · Schlosskonzerte Seibersdorf · DUO ALIADA

21.05.2017 · MÜNSTER (DE) · Erbdrostenhof · DUO ALIADA

24-26.07.2017 · PALMA DE MALLORCA (ESP) · JURY MEMBER

01.06.2017 · VIENNA (AT) · Schloss Schönbrunn · DUO ALIADA

19.07.2017 · LUDWIGSBURG (DE) · Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele · FIVE SAX

20.07.2017 · CHIUSA (ITA) · Alpen Classica Festival · DUO ALIADA

28.07.2017 · SALZBURG (AT) · Mozarteum · DUO ALIADA

12.07.2017 · HORN (AT) · Kunsthaus · Allegro Vivo Festival · FIVE SAX

14.08.2017 · PFARRHOF PÜRGG (AT) · Steirischen Schlosskonzerte · DUO ALIADA

18.08.2017 · OHRID (MKD) · Ohrid Summer Festival · DUO ALIADA

10.07.2015 · STRASBOURG (FR) · World Saxophone Congress · FIVE SAX

11.07.2015 · STRASBOURG (FR) · Citè de la Musique · FIVE SAX

12.07.2015 · STRASBOURG (FR) · World Saxophone Congress · DUO ALIADA

14.08.2015 · CHONCI (CL) · Teatro Municipal · SAX VOYAGE

15.08.2015 · CASTRO (CL) · Iglesia de San Francisco · FIVE SAX

16.08.2015 · CASTRO (CL) · Enjoy Hotel&Spa · FIVE SAX

20.08.2015 · SANTIAGO DE CHILE (CL) · Corpartes · FIVE SAX

22.08.2015 · FRUTILLAR (CL) · Teatro Del Lago · FIVE SAX

26.08.2015 · IQUIQUE (CL) · Casino Dreams · FIVE SAX

02.09.2015 · VIENNA (AT) · Auslandskulturtagung 2015 · DUO ALIADA

02.09.2015 · VIENNA (AT) · Rathaus · DUO ALIADA

25.09.2015 · BELGRADE (SRB) · Belgrad Saxperience · FIVE SAX

07.10.2015 · VIENNA (AT) · Palais Niederösterreich · DUO ALIADA

09.10.2015 · INNSBRUCK (AT) · Freies Theater · DUO ALIADA

10.10.2015 · GRAZ (AT) · Oper · DUO ALIADA

15.10.2015 · WELLS (AT) · Musikschule · DUO ALIADA

16.10.2015 · WELLS (AT) · Musikschule · DUO ALIADA

17.10.2015 · VIENNA (AT) · Wiener Konzerthaus · DUO ALIADA

17.10.2015 · VIENNA (AT) · Wiener Konzerthaus · DUO ALIADA

22.10.2015 · VIENNA (AT) · Schwarzberg Club · FIVE SAX

28.10.2015 · LISBON (PT) · Eimbaixada da Austria · DUO ALIADA

29.10.2015 · ALBUFEIRA (PT) · Eimbaixada da Austria · DUO ALIADA

06.11.2015 · BIELSKO (PL) · CONCERT HALL ZPSM · DUO ALIADA

08.11.2015 · DÜLMEN (DE) · MOMMENTA MÜNSTERLAND · DUO ALIADA

19.11.2015 · VIENNA (AT) · MUSIKVEREIN · DUO ALIADA

22.11.2015 · MÜNSTER (DE) · MOMMENTA MÜNSTERLAND · FIVE SAX

03.12.2015 · VIENNA (DE) · RATHAUS · DUO ALIADA

18.01.2016 · VIENNA (DE) · SCHWARZBERG JEUNESSE · DUO ALIADA

19.01.2016 · VIENNA (DE) · SCHWARZBERG JEUNESSE · DUO ALIADA

15.02.2016 · ISTANBUL (TR) · ÖKF · DUO ALIADA

17.02.2016 · SCHIO (IT) · Teatro Astra · SAX VOYAGE

28.02.2016 · LUNGAU (AT) · KAMMERTON JEUNESSE · DUO ALIADA

29.02.2016 · PONGAU (AT) · KAMMERTON JEUNESSE · DUO ALIADA

14.03.2016 · VIENNA (AT) · WIENER KONZERTHAUS · SAX ENSEMBLE MUK

15.03.2016 · VIENNA (AT) · VIENNA SAXFEST 2016 · DUO ALIADA

17.03.2016 · TAIPEI (TW) · EUROPEAN SCHOOL · DUO ALIADA

18.03.2016 · NANTOU (TW) · NANTOU HALL · DUO ALIADA

19.03.2016 · HSINCHU (TW) · HSINCHU HALL · DUO ALIADA

20.03.2016 · TAOYUAN (TW) · ZHONGLI HALL · DUO ALIADA

20.03.2016 · TAOYUAN (TW) · ZHONGLI HALL · DUO ALIADA

01.04.2016 · ANDORRA LA VELLA (AD) · Andorra Sax Fest · FIVE SAX

04.04.2016 · VIENNA (AT) · Danube School · FIVE SAX (WORKSHOP)

04.05.2016 · AARHUS (DEN) · Nordic Sax Festival · FIVE SAX

11.05.2016 · VIENNA (AT) · Instytut Polski · DUO ALIADA

13.05.2016 · ST. LAMBRECHT (AT) · Kammerton Jeunesse · DUO ALIADA

19.05.2016 · NOWY SACZ (PL) · XXIII Festiwal Muzyki Odnalezionej · DUO ALIADA

20.05.2016 · ANDRYCHOW (PL) · Dom Kultury · DUO ALIADA

22.05.2016 · TARNOW (PL) · XXIII Festiwal Muzyki Odnalezionej · DUO ALIADA

23.05.2016 · KIELCE (PL) · Filharmonia Swietokrzyska · DUO ALIADA

24.05.2016 · WARSZAWA (PL) · Austriackie Forum Kultury · DUO ALIADA

28.05.2016 · LOSOSINA DOLNA (PL) · Centrum Kultury · DUO ALIADA

01.06.2016 · SAINT PETERSBURG (RUS) · Hermitage Theater · DUO ALIADA

02.06.2016 · VIENNA (AT) · Radio Klassik Wien · DUO ALIADA

03.06.2016 · VIENNA (AT) · Kanzleramt · DUO ALIADA

03.06.2016 · BREITENFURT (AT) · STELLA NUOVA · DUO ALIADA

05.06.2016 · BRCKO (BA) · BKZ PREPOROD · DUO ALIADA

06.06.2016 · BIJELJINA (BA) · Kulturzentrum Semberija · DUO ALIADA

07.06.2016 · ZVORNIK (BA) · Dom Omladine · DUO ALIADA

10.06.2016 · MÜRZZUSCHLAG (AT) · Brücken Festival · DUO ALIADA

15.06.2016 · KUALA LUMPUR (MY) · Austrian Residence · DUO ALIADA

16.06.2016 · SINGAPORE (SIN) · Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts · DUO ALIADA

17.06.2016 · JOHOR BAHRU (MY) · International Festival City · DUO ALIADA

24.06.2016 · VIENNA (AT) · Late Night with Bryan Benner · DUO ALIADA

26.06.2016 · BRUSSELS (BE) · European Arts Forum · DUO ALIADA

11.07.2016 · DÜRRES (AL) · Dürres Chamber Fest · DUO ALIADA

 

 

discography

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