Martin Knizia, harpsichord, was educated at the Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany) and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. After having held a Junior Fellowship and position as Associate Professor for Baroque Organ Improvisation and Figured Bass at the R.A.M., he now pursues a busy career as soloist, continuo player and conductor.
He has appeared at venues and festivals throughout England. Martin has conducted Handel’s Acis and Galatea for the English Bach Festival at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio, and he has appeared live on BBC Radio 3 with arias from Purcell’s Fairy Queen. Martin is the founder and director of the Sweelinck Ensemble, a finalist at the York Early Music Competition, and he has given many acclaimed concerts of 17th century music.