Adrian Knott was born in 1943 and studied music at the universities of Durham, Cambridge, and Indiana, USA. After teaching music for ten years in comprehensive schools in the UK, he went to Brussels in 1976 to a post of music teacher in the European School. There he founded orchestras, a band, choirs, chamber music groups,produced operettas, and toured with the school Symphony Orchestra to 21 countries. As oboist Adrian gave regular recitals during his early years in Brussels and from 1987 to 1994 he conducted the Chapelle des Minimes, a semi-professional choir and orchestra, in more than 40 Bach cantatas. In 2003 he was awarded an MBE for his services to music. On his return to England, Adrian formed Amiciin 2006. They have performed extensively across East Anglia and have also been on concert tours to France, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic over the past few years. Their repertoire is broadly based, stretching from the late-medieval period to the twenty-first century, and encompassing a wide variety of styles, but there is a particular focus on the madrigals and sacred music of the Renaissance.
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