Media/Reviews

REVIEWS

DUE OUT JAN / FEB 2018, FANFARE MAGAZINE, USA

Excerpt from my 8th Review ‘… Griffiths can move easily from one mode of expression to another seamlessly…’ Fanfare Review

 

NOVEMBER 1, 2017, PERSONAL REVIEW

‘… his collaboration with pianist Nicholas Young in this piano recital demonstrates his very personal reflective and distinctively idiosyncratic compositional style.’

Excerpt from my 7th Review, music and piano teacher Leona Sterling writes Nicholas Young Performs Griffiths’ Introspection CD

(SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SONY Interview)

OCTOBER 30, 2017, FACTS and ARTS

‘ The over-all impression of this album is of pleasant ambient music but with a special depth of harmony and melody…’

Excerpt from my 6th Review, written by one of the world’s leading piano music critics Michael Johnson

 

JULY 30, 2017, CUT COMMON MAGAZINE

‘… Reverie I, II and III, three works interspersed in the program, were outstanding examples of the great compositional balance of virtuosity, simplicity, fragility and drama that Griffiths achieves in Introspection. This is not an easy task for solo piano music…’

Excerpt from the 5th Review, from my 50th Birthday Concert on July 16th by Chloe Sanger.

 

FEBRUARY 2, 2017, RADIO LIVE 106 FM

4th review, fast forward to 40:45 to hear Graham Reid of New Zealand’s Elsewhere talk about me and Introspection on his fortnightly Thursday night slot with Karyn Hay. 

 

FEBRUARY 2, 2017, ELSEWHERE

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DECEMBER 6, 2016, CANBERRA CRITICS CIRCLE

‘4 out or 5 stars…Griffiths really has developed his own style… he can be confident in calling all of his compositions uniquely his own.’

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(SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 SONY Interview)

NOVEMBER 5, 2016, NEWS WEEKLY

‘The music ebbs and flows, rising to pitches of excitement, then lapsing back into melancholy. That is scarcely an unusual expressive combination, but it is achieved with great skill… This is a fine first recording by Griffiths. He has established himself as an accomplished composer and his introspections justify close listening.’

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 VIDEO

September 21, 2018, SONY interview

March 26, 2017, UNDERWOOD STUDIO

Sydney Recording Producer Craig Field discusses the challenges of recording the rare 102-key Stuart & Sons piano on location. Features Craig, Evgeny and Alan. Filmed by Jackie Clements.

PUBLICATIONS

November 22nd, 2018, SONY published a feature article in Australia’s top audio tech magazine AudioTechnology, about the significance of their new C100 High-Resolution microphones and SONY’s involvement with the Rare View World Premiere on The Big Beleura, the brand new 108-key Stuart & Sons Concert Grand Piano.

 

September 28, 2018 David Crombie’s World Piano News ‘The World’s First Nine Octave Piano — The Big Beleura’, mentions Alan Griffiths’ World Premiere event.

 

June 6, 2018, AudioTechnology Magazine feature article on recording with SONY C100 Hi-Rez microphones by recording producer Craig Field. Makes specific mention to the recording of my second album in his Underwood Studios.

 

April 2018 ANZCA Stretto bi-monthly newsletter with feature on Alan Griffiths and his ANZCA repertoire.

 

Autumn/Winter, 2018 Furniture History Society Australasia magazine, p13

 

September 30, 2017, full page article in the Shepparton News Weekend Life magazine about the coming recital by Nicholas Young on October 28th at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Shepparton.

 

September 26, 2017, article in the Shepparton News about the up and coming recital by Nicholas Young on October 28th at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Shepparton

 

June 29, 2017, Scintillations Music publishing partnership with Alan Griffiths will market and sell the Introspection solo-piano repertoire as sheet music. Also, Alan’s other original art music repertoire is slated for publication including repertoire from his second album due to be recorded at the end of 2017.

This is Scintillations Media Release announcing this new initiative

 

June 1, 2017 AudioTechnology Magazine feature article p57 ‘Grand Actions’ by Sydney sound engineer and recording producer Craig Field, on the challenges of recording Introspection on the rare Stuart piano on location at The Crispe Galleries in October 2016.

 

RADIO BROADCASTS

August 25th, 2017, 10pm Australian Sounds, 3mbs, presented by Madeliene Roycroft, broadcast a request by Bret Fishley to play some of my music from Introspection. An Introduction & ‘3 Meditations’ can be heard starting at: 1:19:27.

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April 23rd, 2017, 8pm Concert Hall, ArtSound FM. Annabel Wheeler presented the complete  Introspection recital recorded at the Crisp Galleries recorded by Bill Oakes. Broadcast repeated on April 26th at 1:30pm.

RADIO INTERVIEWS

Tallis Pavilion before the Rare View double World Premiere

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018, ABC Radio Hobart with Helen Shield, at 38:45 interviewing Wayne Stuart on the success of my Rare View World Premiere and the World Premiere of his new 108 key Stuart piano. Wayne said that ‘the concert was a triumph’.

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018, 3MBS, Australian Sounds with Madi Chwasta, talking about the up and coming World Premiere of Rare View at Beleura House on September 22nd at 1:30pm. Also a World Premiere concert on their new 108-key Stuart & Sons concert grand piano named The Beleura.

 

 

Alan tags 3mbs wall while Nicholas looks away.

 

      Radio interview MASTER

OCTOBER 25, 2017, ABC Goulburn Murray live radio interview with myself and Nicholas Young on the 10am – 11am morning show talking about Nicholas’s up and coming Shepparton recital on October 28th. Here we are below waiting for the interview.

JANUARY 28, 2017 Art Sound FM Discovery Program by Bill Oakes broadcast some of the repertoire recorded from the Introspection concert.

 

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OCTOBER 22nd and 25th, 2016 Interviewed by Bill Stephens on “Artcetera” on Art Sound FM in lead up to the Introspection premiere.

 

Publicity

Beluera publicity for Introspection Victoria Premiere

Beleura House’s Rare View World Premiere

Other Websites

Stuart and Sons News and Events

Nicholas Young

Melbourne Composers’ League

The Yass Music Club’s images from the Introspection premiere 

Stuart and Sons Spring Concert Series

Ashley Hribar’s Newcastle Anniversary Concert

Crisp Galleries Australia

Underwood Studio