Seth Knopp

Seth Knopp, piano (Putney, VT), was a founding member of the award-winning Peabody Trio, winner of the 1989 Naumburg Award and the Peabody Institute’s Ensemble-in-Residence from 1987-2017. After making its Alice Tully Hall debut in 1990, the trio performed on the most important chamber music series, nationally and internationally. The trio’s reputation as champions of new music allowed them the opportunity to commission and perform the music of many of today’s most inspired musical voices. Since 2010 Knopp has been the artistic director of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, a critically acclaimed series of concerts at the Nasher Sculpture Center, drawing on the relationship between musical traditions and innovation, and the unique lens through which music helps us better understand our world. Now in his fourth decade on the faculty at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Seth serves on the piano and chamber music faculties at the Peabody Institute. This year marks Seth Knopp’s 25th summer as Artistic Director of Yellow Barn.