"… the renowned opera singer, musician, polyglot, polymath, Kirsty Griffiths …”
Denis McClean, Geneva Literary Aid Society (GLAS)
Kirsty is one of those rare multi-instrumentalists, playing multiple instruments to a high standard, 14 instruments with several grade 8’s and diplomas … and this is in addition to a former legal career, 10 years service with the United Nations, qualifying as a psychotherapist, sports nutritionist and … car mechanic!
She describes herself primarily as a mezzo-soprano, where she paved her way as an interpreter of orchestral works with voice such as Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Elgar's Sea Pictures and Wagner’s Wesendonk-Lieder, as well as establishing herself as an Oratorio soloist (Handel's Messiah, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Beethoven's Thamos in Agypten, Haydn's Salve Regina, Verdi’s Requiem, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and The Music Makers) and opera singer.
In addition to solo performances, she has worked with the non-profit organization 88-International, teaching, conducting and performing in Tunisia and Myanmar with it’s founder, pianist Kimball Gallagher
In 2014 and 2015 she sang for Aung San Suu Kyi as part of the Myanmar Music Festival as well as a touring Tunisia and performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival with the Academie Vocale de Suisse Romande. She has performed vocal recitals for the "Prestige Artist" series in Geneva and is regularly in concert in Switzerland, France, Italy, Myanmar and Tunisia.
She has sung for Prince Hassan of Jordan, Princess Galyani Vadhana of Thailand and performed harp for two Lebanese Presidents, President Saad-eddine Rafic Al-Hariri and President Michael Suleiman, on the occasion of the Memorial for Minister Basil Fuleihan.
With Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Music Festival 2015