St. Ronan's School, Kent, 13th January, 2016:
'On the strong recommendation of David Force (our Director of Music and formerly Head of Academic Music at Eastbourne), Dr Griffiths was invited to give a short lecture to the Prep School (c. x300 Y3-8 boys and girls) on Friday 13th January 2017. His title was ‘The Astonishing Mr Mozart’.
Despite rather a ‘graveyard’ slot (4.40pm) at the end of a busy week and, potentially, a dry topic for this age range, Graham totally captured the children’s interests. He illustrated his talk with excellent slides, pitched the level perfectly, never talking down, and played the piano with breath-taking skill. The applause at the end said it all.
He is a tremendously knowledgeable and most engaging speaker. I strongly recommend him to colleagues.'
- William Trelawny-Vernon, Headmaster of St. Ronan's School [Reference]
St. Christopher's School, Hertfordshire, 4th October, 2016:
'Graham's talk about Master Mozart's visit to London in 1765 was fascinating and entertaining. [...] As well as talking about the distinguishing features of Mozart's music, and his undoubted genius, Graham finished by playing a romantic-era piano piece by Mozart's son, Franz. The one hour talk was truly 'Mozart in a Teacup'. Bravo!' (St. Christopher's School website)
Cranleigh School, Surrey, 13th September, 2016:
Bryanston School, Dorset, 13th January, 2016:
'On Wednesday 13 January we welcomed back [Old Bryanstonian] Graham Griffiths for two musicological lectures. The first, for a select number of sixth form pupils, was entitled An Introduction to Musicology and contained a fascinating insight into the passions of a musicologist and the reasons why someone might choose to pursue this path after school. The second lecture was entitled The Astonishing Master Mozart. This lecture-recital provided an insight into the young Mozart’s life and his early works and contained live performances of a number of the piano compositions. We were all struck by Graham’s genuine passion and enthusiasm for his subject. We now treasure a copy of his latest book Stravinsky’s Piano and we look forward to seeing him again in the future.'
Bede's Senior School, East Sussex, 13th October, 2015:
Lord Wandsworth College, Hampshire, 22nd September, 2015:
Luxford Centre, Uckfield, East Sussex, 6th June, 2015:
Cumnor House School, Danehill, East Sussex, 11th May, 2015:
Cumnor House School, Danehill, East Sussex, 16th May, 2016:
XV St. Petersburg International Conservatoires Festival, 27th October, 2015: