hank knox

Hank Knox studied harpsichord with John Grew at McGill University in Montreal and with Kenneth Gilbert in Paris. He has given numerous harpsichord recitals, and is a founding member of Ensemble Arion, with whom he has toured Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, South America and Mexico. He has performed, recorded and toured with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and le Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal; he plays regularly with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. He has recorded for Radio Canada and the CBC, and appears on recordings with Arion on the early-music.com, Atma, Analekta, CBC, Titanic and Collegium labels. His has released a recording of Frescobaldi's keyboard works performed on an Italian harpsichord of 1677 on the Atma label, and a recording of works by D'Anglebert performed on an upright harpsichord for early-music.com. Hank Knox directs the Early Music program at McGill University, where he teaches harpsichord and figured bass accompaniment, coaches chamber music ensembles, and conducts the McGill Baroque Orchestra. 


akiko sato

Akiko Enoki Sato received advanced training in harpsichord and figured bass with Hank Knox at McGill University's Early Music Program. Akiko has been heard as soloist and continuo player in Japan, Canada and US. She is now residing in Boston with her husband, Toshi and their cats, Hana & Momotaro. Akiko is a founder of early music ensemble Les Bostonades. They regularly perform French 17th and 18th century repertoires as well as Italian and German baroque music. She also performs with Boston based ensembles and she regularly plays continuo for graduate students in the Early Music programs at the Longy School of Music and the Historical Performance Department in Boston University. Before she become a harpsichordist, Akiko was an organist and earned a Master's Degree in Organ Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music and Sacred Music degree from Southern Methodist University. Her principal teachers were Dr. Robert T. Anderson and Karel Paukert.