- Paul Griffiths
(b Birmingham, Aug 1, 1956; d Paxton Dene, June 26, 2001). British composer. He studied composition with Anthony Gilbert at the RNCM (1975–9) and privately with Bill Hopkins, whose adherence to Barraqué was important to his sense of the gravity of the artistic endeavour, though Boulez was the more powerful influence on the remarkable works of his student years. His bold Concerto for Groups of Instruments won a Royal Philharmonic Society prize in ...