Hyperion Knight: Are Free Markets Good for the Arts?


Freedom Fest Panelist Hyperion Knight joins us at Whiskey Politics to discuss leftism in music and entertainment. Hyperion is a virtuoso pianist with a romantic touch whose recordings range from Beethoven and Chopin to Ragtime and Queen. In addition to regular appearances with orchestras across the United States, he has been a headline performer at Manhattan’s Rainbow Room and Entertainer of the Year for Silversea Cruises.

He is a Gershwin enthusiast, whose performance of “Rhapsody In Blue,” along with works by Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber, was recently featured in the Public Television special Hyperion Plays Piano. Hyperion was born in Berkeley, California, graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory at age 19, and by the age of 22 had received both a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He then studied at the Juilliard School in New York, where he now resides. The American Record Guide said of his performance, “Not since Heifetz has anyone played Gershwin solos with this much panache…the songs glitter like jewels against black satin.” In this episode of Whiskey Politics, Hyperion discusses his upcoming speaking engagement subject at Freedom Fest 2017 on Free Markets and the Arts.

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Hyperion can be found at HyperionKnight.com where you can hear his recordings and see his upcoming schedule.

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In:  Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection. Out: Gershwin Concerto Movement #3 with the Santa Fe Symphony, Hyperion Knight.

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  1. Melissa Praemonitus Member
    Melissa Praemonitus

    I knew Hyperion wold make an interesting guest, but I didn’t know how well versed or articulate he would be in economic theory.  Great interview, Dave!

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  2. Don Tillman Member
    Don Tillman

    I’ve never heard of Hyperion Knight before… definitely going to take a listen.

    This is a delightful interview!   At several levels.  HK certainly nails economics, and the music industry, and the effects of the two together.

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