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Hyperion Knight


Hyperion Knight is a pianist with a romantic touch whose recordings range from Beethoven and Chopin to Ragtime and Queen. in addition to regular appearances with orchestras across the United States, he has been a headline performer at Manhattan’s Rainbow Room and Entertainer of the Year for Silversea Cruises. He is a Gershwin enthusiast, whose performance of "Rhapsody In Blue," along with works by Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber, was recently featured in the Public Television special Hyperion Plays Piano. Hyperion was born in Berkeley, California, graduated form the San Francisco Conservatory at age 19, and by the age of 22 had received both a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He then studied at the Juilliard School in New York, where he now resides. The American Record Guide said of his performance, “Not since Heifetz has anyone played Gershwin solos with this much panache…the songs glitter like jewels against black satin.”