Olivier Greif

French composer Olivier Greif was born in Paris on 3 January 1950 to Polish/Jewish parents. His father was a survivor of Auschwitz, which had a great effect on the son.

He began writing music at the age of nine, then studied at the Paris Conservatoire and at Juilliard. To make a living he taught composition and directed music festivals.

Greif died in Paris on 13 May 2000.

A selection of articles about Olivier Greif

Ensemble. A Fascinating Insight - Georg Tintner's 'The Ellipse' and music by other Viennese émigrés, heard by Malcolm Miller