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Diamond Lane host Simeon Rusnak welcomed Bobby Knott to the studio for a preview of Saturday night's WCGS Frets Alive concert and some holiday music! Missed the interview? Find it here! 

 

BobbyKnightBobby Knott performed Saturday night (Dec 02) as part of the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society's first Frets Alive concert of the season. Guitarists Alyssa Cohen and Ian Scatliff were also featured on the program. Plus a special performance by visual artist, singer and guitarist Jesse Krause. They performed works by Sor, Granados, Dowland and more! 

Tickets are $15/$10 Members at First Unitarian Universalist Church (603 Wellington Crescent.) 

Bobby Knott is a proud member of Wasagamack First Nation. He is a graduate (2014) from the University of Manitoba and holds both a Bachelor of Music and Education degrees. His studies at the U of M involved intense study of the Classical Guitar. He is currently teaching music/guitar that he has established at George Knott School in his local community of Wasagamack. He teaches guitar from grade 6 – grade 12 (over 150 students).

Bobby has received various awards in recognition of his hard work and dedication throughout his studies at the U of M. His efforts earned him the Dr. Robert Fletcher Medal and Prize in Education (for greatest promise in teaching competence) upon graduation. He's also received numerous scholarships and awards from private donors and from the University of Manitoba in recognition of his musical talents.

One of his biggest accomplishments is when he was a part of a guitar trio (himself, Alex Tyborowski and Thomas Mckibben) in 2012 that won the Lieutenant Governor’s Trophy at the Winnipeg Music Festival. This award is awarded annually for the most outstanding solo or group performance during the Festival.

Bobby also represented Manitoba in the classical guitar category at the 2011 National Music Festival that was held in Antigonish Nova Scotia after winning in local and provincial competitions.

He was featured on APTN National news just before he left for Nova Scotia. Bobby still plays long hours with his beloved instrument and he tries his best to transfer his love for music and guitar playing to all of his pupils.

Missed the inteview? Find it below!