Byron Knutson studied piano, conducting, composition and acting in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, and in the United States. After completing the Artist Diploma in Opera Coaching at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, he was appointed Visiting Professor of Song Interpretation at Albion College in Michigan.
In nearly two decades of professional activity, Mr. Knutson has worked extensively in Europe and North America as a coach, conductor, accompanist and pedagogue. His collaboration with singers, conductors and directors ranges from specialists in Baroque, Classical and modern music to some of the most prominent interpreters of Verdi, Wagner, Puccini and Strauss worldwide.
In 2015 Mr. Knutson was appointed Professor of Operatic Studies at the Hanns Eisler Conservatory in Berlin.