An unprecedented exploration of Stravinsky's use of the piano as the genesis of all his music - Russian, neoclassical and serial.
Graham Griffiths is Honorary Research Fellow in Musicology at City, University of London. He studied at Edinburgh University and at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, obtaining his doctorate at Christ Church, Oxford. In 1989 he founded Grupo Novo Horizonte de Sao Paulo which, under his direction, premiered forty-one new works by twenty-three Brazilian and Danish composers. Since his return to the UK Griffiths has guest-lectured at the universities of Bath, Bristol, Canterbury Christ Church, Middlesex and Oxford - and at the St Petersburg Conservatoire - on a wide variety of topics including music of the twentieth century, Stravinsky, neoclassicism, Brazilian contemporary music and Russia's earliest women composers. His affiliation with City, University of London dates from 2010. He was appointed Honorary Research Fellow in 2015.