Carmen Knoll began her musical journey at the age of five, becoming a laureate of many international competitions and performing worldwide. Her performance at the 68th International Chopin Piano Festival was compared by a critic to the early recordings of Yehudi Menhuin. She graduated from the highly selective Accelerated B.M./M.M. program at The Juilliard School, an institution she calls her “second home”. Apart from performing and teaching, she is also a composer and flash fiction writer.