© 2012 by Sunny Knable.  Photo by Misha Kaufman

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Sunny Knable


(b. 1983)


F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"This [nice jazzy vibe] continues with 'Glassworks' by pianist/composer Sunny Knable. The exact title reference to Philip Glass is very intentional; this work having been written for a different trio in Glass’s seventy-fifth birthday year. Each of the five one-minute movements reflects a different “state of glass” but, save some minimalist noodlings, sounds not at all like Phil Glass. This is another very light and entertaining work."

-Daniel Coombs

Audiophile Audition, February 2016

“The Magic Fish [is composed] in a witty style with lovely melodic music by composer Sunny Knable…[whose] music is romantic and lilting.”

-Victor Gluck

TheaterScene.net, October 2015


"Mr. Knable... displayed a fine ear for instrumental sonority and a wealth of thematic invention.  With all of his gifts as a composer and performer, his progress will be worth watching."

-Angel Sutton

feastofmusic.com, January 2012

"Lately, the group Citywater has been keen on embracing the work of Sacramentan and New York-based composer Sunny Knable.  And it was with the premiere of his "Music of the Rails" that this bright sextet offered up its greatest charms on Sunday... it was an impressive work whose music offered up sparks of color and inventiveness."

-Edward Ortiz

Sacramento Bee, November 2010

E V E N T S​



Tuesday, October 29 at 7 pm

Unheard-of//Trios performs

Knable's"Cirque de solfège"

Metropolis Ensemble

1 Rivington, NYC



Tuesday,  November 5, 2019 at 8 pm

Fresh Squeezed Opera company presents a showcase of new music on political themes including Knable's "Song of the Redwood-Tree", National Opera Center



Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 7:30 pm

MSR Classics presents "Song of the Redwood-Tree": Music of Sunny Knable

Featuring Scott Pool, Natsuki Fukasawa, Stefanie Izzo, Elizabeth Pitcairn, Barbara Podgurski, Parhelion Trio, Cabrini Trio

Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall


Knable's newly published works are available on TrevCo-Varner Music Publishing.  "Song of the Redwood-Tree" (2013) for soprano, bassoon and piano, ca. 20 min.; and "The Busking Bassoonist" (2013) for bassoon and piano (with optional theatrical elements), ca. 17 min.


Sunny and Jim Knable's newly commissioned opera-for-young-audience, The Magic Fish, was premiered by the Half Moon Theatre in November 2012 in Poughkeepsie, NY.  It was mounted by the Turtle Bay Music School on June 1, 2013 in NYC; had its West Coast premiere at the Mondavi Center on December 9-10, 2013, and had its New York City educational tour by Musica Reginae Productions in Fall 2015, starting on October 4, 2015 at The Community House of Forest Hills.