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The Composer Speaks

26 October 2018, 15:00 - 15:30


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Thumbnail of The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Queen's College, Oxford

Ross Griffey, interviewed by Martyn Harry, discusses his work to date, past research – including looking at the meeting of music and government policy in the United States – and his plans for the Albi Rosenthal Fellowship at the Bodleian Library.

Artist Portrait

Ross Griffey

Ross Griffey


American composer Ross S. Griffey is the recipient of several national and regional awards, including an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, first prize in the Voices of Change/ Dallas Symphony Orchestra Texas Young Composers Project, and winner of the New York Composers Circle Competition. Recent and notable performances of his work include the premiere of Essay, for orchestra, by the Juilliard Orchestra and Jeffrey Milarsky; a staged version of Three Whitman Songs, for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, by the Secret Opera; and a per... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Martyn Harry

Martyn Harry


Professor Martyn Harry is a contemporary classical composer. He is Professor of Composition at the Music Faculty here in Oxford, as well as Annie Barnes Fellow in Music at St Anne’s College Oxford and the John Bennett Lecturer in Music at St Hilda’s College, where he is the co-founder of the [email protected] Centre for Experimental Music. Martyn Harry's most frequently-performed works include his early Heimat for double mixed chorus which was premiered by the BBC Singers under Stephen Jackson and later broadcast on BBC Radio 3´s... Read Full Biography

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The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...