GARTH KNOX was born in Ireland, spent his childhood in Scotland, and then studied at the Royal College of Music in London. He subsequently played with most of the leading ensembles in London, gaining experience in all manner of repertoires, from Baroque to contemporary music. In 1983 he was invited by Pierre Boulez to become a member of the Ensemble intercontemporain in Paris, where he often featured as soloist, including concertos directed by Pierre Boulez.
He performed chamber music, too, has toured widely and continues to appear at various international festivals. In 1990 Garth Knox joined the Arditti Quartet, playing in all the major concert halls of the world, premiering works by many leading contemporary composers (Ligeti, Kurtág, Berio, Xenakis, Lachenmann, Cage, Feldman and Stockhausen, among others). In 1998, Garth Knox left the Quartet and now enjoys a full time solo career, giving recitals, performing concertos and chamber music concerts all over Europe, the USA and Japan.