Garth Knox (Ireland)
Born in Ireland in 1956 and grew up in Scotland. He has a very wide range of musical experiences. From his early days with the English Chamber Orchestra and many chamber ensembles in London, then as viola player of the Arditti Quartet and the Ensemble intercontemporain in Paris and his close collaboration with most of the leading composers of today, he has become a unique performer of music of many different styles, ranging from baroque, classical and romantic to the cutting edge of new techniques and technologies of today. He is Visiting International professor of viola at the RAM in London, and also an active composer. His Viola Spaces have been adopted by violists and conservatoires all over the world. He currently lives in Paris and pursues an active solo career all over Europe.