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"Knox’s harpsichord builds an elegant and large architecture for the arrangements... He goes from gentle stream to raging storm with utter control and elegance."

- The East Mag, January 2020

"From the start, the combination of Scarlatti’s very lively composing, its consequently demanding playing techniques and the brilliance of Knox, create a solo harpsichord masterpiece.
The entire program is both entertaining and uniformly fascinating…."

- All Music Guide, Handel Domestic Opera

"…colorful, kinetic performances…"

- All Music Guide, Handel Domestic Opera

"… Hank Knox reveals virtuosity, imagination and a keen sense of rhythm."

- Musica Sett (Italy)

"Harpsichordist Hank Knox turns in very individualized performances of well-chosen works by Frescobaldi.
Knox’s performance abounds with vitality…"

- Early Music (UK)

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Hailed for his “colourful, kinetic performances,” Hank Knox has performed on harpsichord in concert halls, churches, museums, galleries and homes around the globe. He is a founding member of Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra, and has performed, toured and recorded with numerous ensembles and orchestras.  He has released several acclaimed recordings on antique instruments as well as historical copies, including discs devoted to Scarlatti, Bach, Frescobaldi, Geminiani and Handel. As conductor of the McGill Baroque Orchestra, he directed many Baroque operas, including Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Monteverdi’s Poppea and Handel’s Orlando, Giulio Cesare, and Alcina.

East is East

East is East is a transcultural collaboration that draws on both ancient and contemporary inspiration from the East and the West. This fourth album from Montreal-based Infusion Baroque (Sallynee Amawat, violin, Alexa Raine-Wright, flute and recorder, Andrea Stewart, ‘cello and Rona Nadler, harpsichord) is a fusion of Western Baroque, Persian and Indian music traditions. Featuring collaborators Amir Amiri, santur Hank Knox, harpsirchord, Thibault Bertin-Maghit, double-bass, Hamin Honari, tombak and daf, Vidita Kanniks,, vocals and Shawn Mativetsky, tabla, the thirteen tracks see Western and Eastern musical traditions find common ground in transcultural music.

Les soupers du roy

Released by Arion Orchestre Baroque, under the direction of Mathieu Lussier,
on the ATMA Classique label, Les soupers du roy features works in the French spirit of the “Grand Siècle aux Lumières” by André Cardinal Destouches, François Colin de Blamont, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and François Francœur; the scores used for this recording come from the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (CMBV), thanks to an exceptional partnership between Arion Orchestre Baroque and the CMBV.”

Lovers and Mourners

A collaboration with Dorian Bandy (baroque violin), Elinor Frey (viola da gamba) and Hank Knox (harpsichord), Lovers and Mourners was released in August 2023 by Leaf Music. The programme features variation sets and sonatas from 17th-century Germany by Johann Jakob Walther, Heinrich Biber, Johannes Schenck, Dietrich Becker and Johann Georg Pisendel. As Dorian Bandy says in the notes, “These composers created a body of work that is by turns quirky, beguiling, heartfelt, and brazenly virtuosic.  It deserves far wider appreciation than it has so far received.”

Basta parlare!

An exploration of some of the most extravagant music to come out of Italy at the beginning of the seventeenth century, Basta parlare! was released in April 2023 on the ATMA Classique label. It has been nominated for a 2024 Juno Award.

The album was recorded by the Montreal ensemble, Les Barocudas featuring Marie Nadeau-Tremblay (baroque violin), Nathan Mondry (organ and harpsichord) and Tristan Best viola da gamba), with guests Vincent Lauzer (recorder), Antoine Malette-Chénier (harp), Mathias Soly-Letarte (percussion) and Hank Knox (harpsichord).

Hank Knox acknowledges the support of

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