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Zoe Knighton - cello

Zoe Knighton is a founding member of Flinders Quartet and has toured internationally through Sweden, Canada and the UK. Flinders Quartet appears regularly at Australian festivals as well as their own celebrated subscription series. The group has commissioned many works and continues to be a champion of Australian chamber music.

"Flinders Quartet... whose players give such care and unanimity of musical thought to Australian Chamber Music" — Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald.

With pianist, Amir Farid, Zoe Knighton began a partnership in 2009 which has received great critical acclaim with a debut in the Melbourne Recital Centre. Two discs (Mendelssohn Cello and Argentine Cello) have been released on the MOVE label and the pair have recorded the complete Beethoven works for cello and piano for MOVE along with concerts throughout regional Australia and the Melbourne Recital Centre.

"A persuasive partnership... elegant and warm-blooded." — Clive O’Connell, The Age.

"the phrasing is remarkably sensitive — so much so that I am glad to have such an involved reading of a composer who tends to be dismissed as light" — D. Moore, America Record Guide.

In 2008, Zoe founded the Melbourne Chamber Music Feast, as a biennial festival and in 2009 was the Artistic Director of the Montsalvat 20-Concert series. She was an adjudicator for the 2009 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and regularly acts as panel member and assessment adviser.

A passionate pedagogue, Zoe and the Flinders Quartet are regular tutors for the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Mount Buller Chamber Music Summer School. Zoe coaches chamber music and cello studies at the University of Melbourne where in 2008, she was Acting Co-ordinator of Strings. In demand as soloist, she has performed concertos numerous times with Melbourne Orchestras and continues her Bach series every year. She has been guest lecturer at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and guest principal cellist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

This is Zoe's second solo appearance with the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra.

Zoe Knighton has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

1 December 2012 - Czech Please!
22 April 2007
21 April 2007

The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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