Seth Knopp

Seth Knopp, piano (Baltimore, MD, and Putney, VT), was a founding member of the Peabody Trio, recipient of the 1989 Naumburg Award, and has been the Artistic Director of Yellow Barn since 1998. He is also the Artistic Director of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, a series of concerts at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas, and its partner series, Soundings: New Music at the Clark (at the Clark Art Institute). After making its Alice Tully Hall debut, the Peabody Trio performed on the most important chamber music series, nationally and internationally. They appeared at the first Biennale for contemporary music in Tel Aviv, Tempus Fugit, and commissioned and performed a significant body of new music. Seth studied with Leonard Shure at New England Conservatory, Nathan Schwartz at San Francisco Conservatory, and with Leon Fleisher. His solo and chamber music performances can be heard on the Artek, Koch, and New World Records labels. Most recently, he recorded Beethoven’s Opus 102 Cello Sonatas together with Natasha Brofsky, and with baritone William Sharp made the premiere recording of Jörg Widmann’s song cycle Das heiße Herz in collaboration with the composer. For over 30 years, Seth has served on the piano and chamber music faculties at the Peabody Institute. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 1997)