About Us

Founded in January 2020 by Alexandra Knight, Knight Classical provides bespoke Artist Management, Creative Projects, Consultancy, Orchestral Touring, Video Production and Website Design services for a wide array of individuals and institutions within the classical music field, the wider creative industries, commercial brands and businesses, and beyond.

Our Team

Alexandra Knight

CEO

T: +44 (0) 7515 879 123
E: alexandra@knightclassical.com

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Alexandra developed her early musical interests as a violinist and pianist, before going on to read Music at the University of Oxford, where a particular focus of her scholarship was the psychology of musical performance and listening.  Following this, she remained in Oxford to complete a Graduate Diploma in Law, graduating with Distinction.

Upon moving to London in 2012, Alexandra took her first job in the classical music business as an Assistant Artist Manager at Harrison/Parrott.  She joined the team of International Classical Artists in 2013, where she worked closely with Chairman Stephen Wright across all fields of artist management, orchestral touring, project creation & production, consultancy, and audio/audio-visual media projects.  During this time, she enjoyed producing major international tours for orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and working closely as a consultant to such organisations as the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.  Alexandra’s passion has always been for artist management, where she has had the pleasure of managing such revered icons as Kyung Wha Chung and Sir James Galway, building swiftly rising careers for artists such as Alena Baeva and Joseph Bastian, and signing young prize-winning talents such as Moné Hattori and Anna Tsybuleva.

Alexandra became a Director of International Classical Artists (renamed Wright Music Management) in 2018, at the age of 28.  She launched Knight Classical Ltd in January 2020, where she now enjoys working closely with a wide range of management clients and creative projects.

Alongside music, Alexandra has a long-held fascination for foreign languages.  She speaks French and German, and has recently taken up the challenge of learning Russian.

Amelia Griggs

Accountant

T: +44 (0) 7921 460 303
E: amelia@knightclassical.com

Cate Hall

Orchestral Touring & Creative Projects Manager

T: +44 (0) 7825 271 054
E: cate@knightclassical.com

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Cate has enjoyed a varied career in the music industry over the last decade. Starting at The Sixteen she then moved into the touring department of Intermusica, taking responsibility for organising and managing international tours. Her touring saw her work in Mexico, Russia, India (with educational projects), and China, with clients including Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She later became Tours Manager of the Philharmonia Orchestra. During her 2.5 years in the role, she managed over 60 concerts across Europe, as well as further afield including Iceland, Taiwan, Japan, China and the USA. In the summer of 2016, she oversaw the orchestra’s month-long residency in Aix-en-Provence’s International Festival

After working for a musical charity in Soweto, Johannesburg for a year, Cate returned to the UK in late 2017 and has since enjoyed pursuing a freelance career. Her freelance work has encompassed a wide range of projects including project managing the orchestral music for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle and Coordinating the Royal Gala Concert for HRH Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday at Buckingham Palace. She has worked as a freelancer in Orchestral Management, Music Administration, Tour Management and Event Management for groups including Britten Sinfonia, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, London Chamber Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Paraorchestra and the London Contemporary Orchestra, including tour managing their female orchestral tour to Saudi Arabia. Cate has worked on projects with Nicola Benedetti and The Kings Singers and enjoys continuing to tour manage the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and New College Choir, Oxford.

Michael Hayward

Booking Assistant

E: michael@knightclassical.com

Beth Hopkins

Orchestral Touring Manager

(On maternity leave)
E: beth@knightclassical.com

Martin Kendrick

Head of Digital

T: +44 (0) 7960 083 499
E: martin@knightclassical.com

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Martin heads our Digital division. He has been filming and editing videos since 2010, building websites since 2006 and creating all sorts of other assets like photos, print and digital design along the way. He has worked on projects for a wide range of companies and individuals, from members of Parliament to major universities and Grammy-nominated musicians. He has worked on projects for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Steinway & Sons and the University of Cambridge, among others.

Ángela Lorenzo

Intern

E: angela@knightclassical.com

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Music has been a part of Angela’s life since very early on, she began her musical studies at the age of four, and she started playing the violin when she was eight years old. She holds a BMus from the Royal Conservatory of Madrid and the “Katarina Gurska” Conservatory. She was also a member of a string quartet for several years. Her love for chamber music led her to discover her passion for traveling as well, as the group toured Spain, Germany and Italy amongst other countries. Although her career started on stage, she was always fascinated with the professional work backstage. That’s why she decided to pursue a career in arts management.

Sinead O'Carroll

Orchestral Touring Consultant

E: sinead@knightclassical.com

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A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Sinead worked briefly for the London Festival Orchestra and Dual Control International before arriving at the doors of the British artist management company, Harrison Parrott.

Sinead spent 10 years at Harrison Parrott working with many of the world’s finest orchestras, international conductors and soloists to all corners of the globe. She also specialised in touring contemporary dance, opera and world music, conceiving and realizing amongst other projects a 5-day festival of contemporary traditional Irish music for the Cite de la Musique in Paris, Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels. She was appointed Associate Director of Harrison Parrott in 2002 leaving to establish O’Carroll Artist & Project Management in 2005. Consultancy and Project Management play an important role in Sinead’s working life. She co-founded the Windsor Festival International String Competition, the Bishop Instrument & Bows International London String Masterclass series, ‘St Edward’s Talks’ series and has worked with artists such as violinist, Tasmin Little to develop her ‘Naked Violin’ project which reached hundreds of thousands of listeners, young people and adults through performances and outreach activities.

In addition to her passion for music and dance of all genres, Sinead enjoys studying, recently gaining a First Class Honours Degree in English Literature from the Open University and is now studying towards a Diploma in Counselling.

Claire Parker-Paphitis

Senior Artist Manager

T: +44 (0) 7957 910 714
E: claire@knightclassical.com

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Marc Coppey
Laurence Equilbey
John Nelson
Hugh Wolff

Claire has worked in Artist Management since August 2007. She completed her BMus at King’s College London with Violin studies at the Royal Academy of Music before gaining a Master’s degree in Conducting and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey. Outside of work, Claire stops her violin gathering dust by teaching a range of violin students and performing in a string quartet.

Johan Pieters

Associate Artist Manager

E: johan@knightclassical.com

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Whilst obtaining his Honours degree in Marketing and a Post-graduate diploma in teaching, Johan also studied organ at the Conservatorium of the University of Potchefstroom, South Africa. After having taught music in a number of London schools, he worked in classical record sales before embarking on a career in Artist Management in 2012. Johan has been a member of the London Philharmonic Choir and St. Paul’s Cathedral Chorus since his arrival in the UK in 2003. In addition to his interest in music, he also enjoys accumulating Air miles exploring the globe.

Stephen Wright

Consultant

E: stephen@knightclassical.com

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Stephen Wright (formerly Managing Director of Harold Holt and Founding Managing Director of IMG Artists Europe) has enjoyed an illustrious career of more than forty-five years, during which time he personally managed the careers of Semyon Bychkov, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mariss Jansons, Sir Neville Marriner, Seiji Ozawa, Yevgeny Svetlanov, and Yuri Temirkanov, amongst others. Stephen has also acted as an advisory consultant to such institutions as Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Oslo Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and Tonhalle Zürich. Internationally recognised for reassessing business models and developing new media avenues, Stephen also set up the BBC Legends CD label, and produced a number of television documentaries such as the celebrated Art of Conducting, as well as filmed portraits of Ferenc Fricsay, Yevgeny Mravinsky, and Arturo Toscanini.

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