Francis Knights

Francis Knights studied music at London, Oxford and Nottingham universities, and trained as a harpsichordist under Robert Woolley and David Roblou and as an organist under Harry Bramma. He was a Research Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music, later becoming Director of Chapel Music at Somerville College, Oxford and a researcher for the RISM project. He now lives in Cambridge, and works in the music department at King’s College London. Francis is editor of Clavichord International journal and recording reviews editor of Early Music, and has published numerous articles on aspects of early keyboard music. His website is at

The Clavichord

Interview with Francis Knights, editor of Clavichord International and archivist of The British Clavichord Society. What is a clavichord? And what is its relevance for Haydn? Read more