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"What a success Wednesday's guest proved to be, Andrew Griffiths creating a gust of enchanting fresh air as he inspired these empathetic performers to exhilarating heights of precision and blends of colour... the remarkable Griffiths, of whom I hope to hear a whole lot more."

Birmingham Post, reviewing Andrew's debut with the Orchestra of the Swan in Debussy and Bizet

"A creative programming coup... Andrew Griffiths brings considerable expertise and intellect to this ambitious undertaking... The ensemble's debut effort, under Griffiths's expert direction, is a notable achievement."

American Record Guide, reviewing Londinium's recording The Gluepot Connection

"The evening proved to be one of rare musical enchantment, as Andrew Griffiths led the CHROMA ensemble through young Mozart's dazzling explorations of tempo and timbre."

Opera Magazine, reviewing Bampton Classical Opera's La finta semplice

"Superb playing by the Orpheus Sinfonia conducted by Andrew Griffiths and Hai-Ting Chinn's utterly committed performance deliver the highest degree of excellence."

The Daily Telegraph, reviewing Tarik O'Regan's The Wanton Sublime at Grimeborn

"Andrew Griffiths directed from the harpsichord - he is a formidable continuo player... His Messiah was very much at the opera end of the oratorio spectrum, often deliriously so. Griffiths's tempos were nippy without being breathless, and the momentum was such that the arias and recitatives had a reciprocal energising arrangement with the choruses that gave Handel's and Jennens's scheme a remarkable pliancy and cohesion."

Classical Source, reviewing Messiah with Early Opera Company at Wigmore Hall

"The choir's expressive instincts are confirmed in a blithe, breezy account of Moeran's Songs of Springtime, with supple, neatly pointed direction by conductor Andrew Griffiths."

BBC Music Magazine, reviewing Londinium's recording The Gluepot Connection

 

"Sensitively directed by Andrew Griffiths, [the orchestra] provides abundant variety in supporting the singers and Griffiths' recitative accompaniments are brilliantly incisive."

Irish Independent, reviewing Opera Theatre Company's Così fan tutte

"Cenerentola's final showcase aria can be a stumbling-block, yet Caryl Hughes blossomed at just the right time... The conductor Andrew Griffiths managed Rossini's overall crescendo to this peak with similar control and flair, ensuring a wholly satisfying end to the evening."


Opera Magazine, reviewing Iford Festival Opera's La Cenerentola

"A very fine disc indeed... Griffiths achieves a quite superb rich blend and balance."

 

MusicWeb International, reviewing Londinium's recording The Gluepot Connection

A punchy if not period orchestra under a top-drawer young conductor, Andrew Griffiths... an uplifting and energised evening."


Opera Now, reviewing Bampton Classical Opera's La finta semplice

"Conductor Andrew Griffiths demonstrated a keen sense of style and dramatic momentum, drawing superb, stylish playing from the eighteen musicians of CHROMA... It was in the finales that Griffiths most particularly showed his dramatic acumen, managing the abrupt changes of style, tempo and time signature with impressive control."


Opera Today, reviewing Bampton Classical Opera's La finta semplice

 

"Andrew Griffiths directed with quietly virtuosic flair... a memorable and very enjoyable evening's entertainment."


The Irish Times, reviewing Opera Theatre Company's Così fan tutte

"Musical standards were first-class: the company orchestra played quite beautifully for Andrew Griffiths in music that may look simple on the page (it isn't) but which offers many opportunities for imaginative players and conductor."


Opera Magazine, reviewing Bampton Classical Opera's double bill of Philidor and Grétry

"Griffiths paces things brilliantly, not afraid to draw out a yearning strain that is often lost in the welter of Rossinian ebullience, but equally driving the ensembles along with scary speed."


The Tablet, reviewing Iford Festival Opera's La Cenerentola

"Chroma, a ten-piece band conducted by Andrew Griffiths, played this wonderful score with the elegance of a spirited Schubert."


Opera Now, reviewing Iford Festival Opera's Il barbiere di Siviglia