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THE ASTONISHING MASTER MOZART COMES TO LONDON Graham Griffiths Monday 11 March 2019

This entertaining and informative presentation tells of the Mozart family’s residence in London (1764-5) when the child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus befriended George III, became the object of medical research, and composed his first symphony. Dr Griffiths illustrates his talk at the piano with performances of Mozart’s witty and precociously mature compositions. Music by Mozart’s own child-prodigy Franz Xaver brings the presentation to an emotional conclusion.


Conductor, concert pianist and musicologist, Dr Graham Griffiths is an Honorary Research Fellow at City, University of London, and is a published author on the life and music of Igor Stravinsky (Cambridge University Press, 2013 + 2020).

PhotoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, possibly by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni (1721-1782) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons