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HOWARD GRIFFITHS

Howard Griffiths was artistic director and chief conductor of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra for ten years, becoming freelance in 2006. He was born in England and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. Since taking up residence in Switzerland in 1981, he has performed as guest conductor with many leading orchestras worldwide including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, the Orchestre National de France, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Radio, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Finland, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra Basel, London Mozart Players, Orquesta Nacional de España, Slovakian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR and SWF orchestras in Germany and the Polish Chamber Orchestra. From 1994 to 1997 he was principal guest conductor of the Oxford Orchestra da Camera. Howard Griffiths collaborates on a regular basis with the English Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia of England, with whom he has given many concerts, made many recordings and undertaken several tours. With the Collegium Novum Zurich, which specialises in contemporary music, first performances by Howard Griffiths include the Swiss première of Hans Werner Henze’s Requiem in the presence of the composer. He has also worked closely with Sofia Gubaidulina, George Crumb, Arvo Pärt and Mauricio Kagel. More than sixty recordings so far by Howard Griffiths under various labels bear witness to his extremely broad artistic profile. These include, for example, works by contemporary Swiss and Turkish composers, as well as first recordings of rediscovered eighteenth and nineteenth century music.

Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BERGTÖNE Sons de la Montagne Musiques Suisses
MGB-6217
Orchestral
BEST OF BRITISH Naxos
8.570573-74
Concerto
BEST OF LONDON Naxos
8.572098-99
Orchestral
CELLO MOMENTS Naxos
8.557995
Concerto
Classical Chill Naxos
8.520101
Orchestral
DAETWYLER, J.: Alphorn Concerto No. 2 / MARTI, H.: Muotathaler Nachtmusik / HUBER, P.: Hackbrett Concerto (Zürcher Kammerorchester, H. Griffiths) Musiques Suisses
MGB-6167
Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto
DISCOVER THE CLASSICS, VOL. 3: The Concerto Naxos Educational
8.554486-87
Concerto
FINZI (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556836
Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto
FINZI, G.: Cello Concerto / Grand Fantasia and Toccata / Eclogue (Hugh, Donohoe, Northern Sinfonia, Griffiths) Naxos
8.555766
Orchestral, Concerto
FINZI, G.: Clarinet Concerto / 5 Bagatelles / 3 Soliloquies / Romance (Plane, Northern Sinfonia, Griffiths) Naxos
8.553566
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
FINZI, G.: Finzi Anthology (A) (8-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.508017
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
FRANCK / RAVEL / RESPIGHI : Piano Concertos Naxos
8.554679
Concerto
HOLST: Double Concerto / St Paul's Suite / Brook Green Suite Naxos
8.570339
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
KELTERBORN, R.: Cello Concerto / Namenlos / Chamber Concert for Clarinet and 14 Instruments (Monighetti, Widmer, Müller) Musiques Suisses
MGB-6182
Chamber Music
RESPIGHI, O.: Concerto in Modo Misolidio / Concerto a Cinque (Scherbakov, H. Griffiths, Danel) Naxos
8.553366
Concerto
RESPIGHI, O.: Piano Concerto in A Minor / Toccata / Fantasia Slava (Scherbakov, Slovak Radio Symphony, H. Griffiths) Naxos
8.553207
Orchestral, Concerto
SCHÜTTER, M.: Piano Concerto / Pastorale II / SCHAEUBLE, H.: Piano Concerto, Op. 50 (Rebstein, Zürich Chamber Orchestra, Griffiths) Musiques Suisses
MGB-6162
Concerto





 
 
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