About Us

Founded in 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) 20 3350 1108
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.

Bryan Aukett

Finance Director

Cassandra Burt

Orchestral Touring Consultant

T: +44 (0) 7808 781957
E: cassandra@knightclassical.com

Amelia Griggs

Beth Hopkins

Orchestral Touring Manager

T: +44 (0) 7921 460303
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.

Claire Parker-Paphitis

Senior Artist Manager

T: +44 (0) 7957 910714
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

T: +44 (0) 20 3880 9657
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.

Severine Robitaille

Special Projects Coordinator

T: +44 (0) 7506 869 145
E: severine@knightclassical.com

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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