michael_knopfDr. Michael Knopf is a concert guitarist and composer, a dedicated teacher and a music researcher from the United States residing in South-East Queensland, Australia.

Michael performs on a 7- string classical guitar made by Tasmanian Luthier Allan Bull, on 12 string and baritone steel string guitars and on a Jazz archtop.

Playing classical repertoire, jazz standards, and evocative originals, Michael aims to perform at the highest level combining elements from his eclectic guitar-playing career spanning over 4 decades. Elements of Jazz, Rock, Classical, Flamenco, Persian, Middle-Eastern and 20th-century compositional ideas present themselves in his playing.

Michael has performed at various Australian festivals including the Brisbane Jazz Festival; the Valley Jazz Festival; The River Festival; the Pinnacles Festival of Improvisation; Cairns Festival; Queensland Multicultural Festival; and the Yungaburra Folk Festival. He has also performed in the United States and in Europe.

Michael’s solo performances feature an array of guitar/musical styles embracing many genres and provide insight into the music through his anecdotal approach to introducing the pieces he plays.

For enquiries for Michael to perform at your festival, music venue, restaurant, bar or house concert, go to the Contact page.