Sebastian Knauer


Sebastian Knauer Photo credit: Steven Haberland

The pianist Sebastian Knauer has a career lasting more than 25 years that has established his name around the world. He has given performances in more than 50 countries on four continents, appearing on renowned stages like the Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Philharmonie of Cologne and Munich, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London´s Wigmore Hall, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Auditori Barcelona, the Sala Verdi in Milan, and in New York, San Francisco, Miami, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. He frequently performs with his longstanding duo partner, violinist Daniel Hope. He also regularly collaborates with conductor Sir Roger Norrington, creating three recordings which have won international acclaim. He has recorded the complete solo piano repertoire of George Gershwin, his all-Mendelssohn recording was named Grammophon magazine’s Editor’s Choice, and his most recent release, Überbach, won the 2017 Echo Klassik award. He is a regular guest at many festivals such as Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Rheingau Musikfestival, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Beethovenfest Bonn, Musikfest Bremen, Schubertiade Hohenems, Vienna, Salzburg Festspiele, Gstaad, Vevey/Montreux, Bath, London, Colmar, Lincoln Center, Ravinia, Savannah, Santo Domingo, and the Shanghai Arts Festival. In 2012 he established the mozart@augsburg festival, of which he is artistic director. Mr. Knauer lives in his birthplace, Hamburg, where he has traced his roots back to the 18th century.