concert saxophonist

Michal Knot

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bio

BIO

Vienna-based saxophonist Michał Knot (born in Poland in 1987) has given concerts throughout five continents, playing in such world-renowned concert halls as Berlin Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien, Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, Wiener Konzerthaus, Hermitage Theater Saint Petersburg, Liederhalle Stuttgart, National Concert Hall Taipei, Tonhalle Zürich and Gasteig Munich to name only a few.

His saxophone studies have taken place under the guidance of Lars Mlekusch, Enzo Filippetti, Andrzej Rzymkowski, Tomasz Gmyrek and Jerzy Sendecki.

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. In 2010 and 2011 he received scholarships from the Italian Goverment.

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. Additionally, he appears on albums released by Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) and Südwestrundfunk (SWR).

He holds degrees from Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien (MA), Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma (MA) and Akademia Muzyczna Kraków (BA).

Michał Knot is a D’Addario Woodwinds and Selmer Paris performing artist.

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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.

tour

TOUR

2016/17

 

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

19.10.2016 · NEW YORK (USA) · Russian Consulate · 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

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

09.03.2017 · SAX SPAIN TOUR (ESP) · TBA · FIVE SAX

09.04.2017 · OBERALM (AT) · Palmklang · VSO

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

12.05.2017 · AUSTRIA TOUR (AT) · TBA · FIVE SAX

03.05.2017 · HALLEIN (AT) · Jeunesse · DUO ALIADA

30.05.2017 · KLOSTERNEUBURG (AT) · Babenbergerhalle · VSO

PAST SEASONS

 

 

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

DISCOGRAPHY

contact

CONTACT

knotsax(at)gmail.com