Anna Knopp

Anna Knopp
Anna Knopp
Anna Knopp was born in 1982 and grew up in Ohlsdorf, Austria.
Violin studies with Gerhard Schulz (member of the Alban Berg Quartet) at the University of Music in Vienna and chamber music studies at the European chamber music academy (ECMA). She finished her Violin-Masters with Distinction in 2010.

Solo Debut with the Vienna chamber orchestra under Sandor Vegh 1995. Since then appearances as soloist with the Bruckner Orchester Linz and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonie and the chamber orchester of Prague. Masterclasses with Sir Y. Menuhin, Tibor Varga, V. Gluzman. Several 1st and 2nd prizes at National and International competitions for solo or Chambermusic (Concertino Praga, International Schubert competition, Gradus ad parnassum).

Anna is founder member of the Vienna based Minetti Quartett, with whom she has won several prizes at important international string quartet competitions in recent years and has played concerts in North and South America, Japan, China, Australia and many European countries. The ECHO "Rising Star Series” presented the Minetti Quartett on the stages of the most prestigious European concert halls. Since then appearances included Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Palau de la Musica Barcelona, Conde duque auditorium, Madrid and the Vienna Musikverein. The debut album with string quartets by Joseph Haydn was released in 2009 with the Hänssler classic label followed by CDs with string quartets by Mendelssohn (2012), Beethoven (2014) and Schubert (2018).  In 2013 a clarinet quintet CD was released with the AVI music label.

Teaching and masterclass activities at Kuhmo Festival/Finnland, Sonoro Festival Cuernavaca/Mexico, in Madrid/Spain and Austria.

She also performs chamber music with her mother, the pianist Naoko Knopp and soloists and members of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra.

Anna Knopp plays on a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini ("ex Meinel", 1770-1775), by courtesy of Austrian National Bank.