Frederick Griffith (1867-1917)
Nov 1867. Died: Thames Ditton, 28
Griffith entered the Royal Academy of Music, London to study with Oluf
Svendsen, after having gained prizes at the Welsh
National Eisteddfod and at Cardiff.
From October 1888 he went to Paris
for further studies with Paul Taffanel and on returning to London gave recitals and became director of
the Wind Instrument Chamber Music Society.
c.1895 and he was appointed first flute at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent
Garden and then soon became professor of flute at the Royal Academy of Music.
He made many tours in the provinces with Melba and in 1902, again with Melba,
Griffiths was dedicatee of two works for flute by Edward German
– Suite and Saltarello. Griffiths composed a number of his own works
for flute and was the author of “Notable Welsh Musicians”.
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