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Zoe Knighton


Tutoring in:  String Quartets Unpacked
 
Zoe is a founding member of Flinders Quartet, one of Australia’s finest chamber ensembles. Flinders Quartet appears regularly at Australian festivals as well as their own celebrated subscription series. The group has commissioned many works and continues to be a champion of Australian Chamber music. “Flinders Quartet…whose players give such care and unanimity of musical thought to Australian Chamber Music” Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald
 
In 2008, Zoe founded the Melbourne Chamber Feast, and in 2009 was the Artistic Director of the Montsalvat 20 concert series. She was an adjudicator for the 2009 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and regularly acts as panel member and assessment advisor.
 
A passionate educator, Zoe is a regular tutor for the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Victorian Amateur Chamber Music Society. Zoe coaches chamber music and cello studies at The University of Melbourne where in 2008, she was Acting Co-ordinator of Strings. She has been guest lecturer at the Tasmanian conservatorium of Music and works regularly as guest associate principal cello with Orchestra Victoria.
Zoe has played numerous concertos with Melbourne Orchestras and with pianist Amir Farid,  made an impressive debut at the Melbourne Recital Centre to great critical acclaim in 2009. Their partnership continues with recordings for ABC, concerts throughout Australia and the release of four CDs on the MOVE label.
 
Zoe is excited about extending her passion for music education to include Seniors, via her involvement with U3A and the upcoming String Quartets Unpacked course.