Dr Peter Knight was awarded the 2013 Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Alumnus of the Year at the 2013 Arts, Education and Law Gala Dinner and Awards Night this month.
Composer, sound artist and trumpet player, he is a multidisciplinary musician renowned for his eclecticism.
In late 2012 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Australian Art Orchestra, one of the leading and most innovative ensembles in Australia. He has received a number of prestigious national awards, most recently the Australia Council Music Fellowship and the 2012 Bell Jazz Award for ‘Most Original Jazz Album’. Internationally, he also received the Rolston Music Fellowship from Banff Centre for the Arts. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2011.
ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay hosted the Awards evening, with performances by 2012 AEL Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Katie Noonan and her string quartet, and third-year Queensland Conservatorium Musical Theatre students.