Austrian born cellist Knut Weber started his professional career at the the age of 23 when he became member of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Before that he was co-founder of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with support of Claudio Abbado.
As a soloist Knut is in high demand. He has performed with a number of orchestras, among them Dallas Symphony, RTV Slovenia Symphony, Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin, Presidential Symphony Orchestras Ankara and Istanbul and he enjoys collaborating with youth orchestras in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Knut has been touring worldwide with the “12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker” and the „Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet“ and has recorded for EMI and SONY. The quartet’s last release includes a work by Hollywood composer Danny Elfman which was written for the ensemble.
Additional chamber music partners of Knut have been Emmanuel Pahud, Nelson Freire, Mitsuko Uchida, Daishin Kashimoto and many others.
His musical education includes studies with the Alban Berg Quartet, the Slovenien Cellist Milos Mlejnik and Wolfgang Boettcher. He was further influenced by artists such as Heinrich Schiff, David Geringas and members of the Beaux Arts Trio.
Knut Weber is winner of the international cello competitions in Liezen in 1994 and the Brahms-Wettbewerb in Pörtschach, Austria in 1995 as well as the Gabrielli-Wettbewerb in Berlin in 1999.
In 2015 Knut Weber was appointed to the orchestra board and foundation board of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
He is co-founder of the „Bronislaw-Huberman-Forum“ and member of the IKSV artistic advisory board in Istanbul since 2018.