Dr. 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.
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.