ANNALEE PATIPATANAKOON, violin
ROMAN BORYS, cello
JAMIE PARKER, piano
With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphon Trio is committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century. For over 20 years the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world's preeminent piano trios.
The ensemble-in-residence at Music Toronto for nine years, Gryphon Trio tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. The 2016-2017 season will see the Gryphons performing at major series and festivals from coast to coast in Canada as well as the United States, and abroad. They are a mainstay of concert presentations here in Canada, and will perform concerts in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Ontario this season. The Trio is looking forward to their tour of BC in January/February 2018. In 2013, they were awarded one of Canada's prizes, the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
The Trio has commissioned and premiered over seventy new works from established and emerging composers around the world. Their most ambitious undertaking to date is a groundbreaking multimedia production of composer Christos Hatzis's epic work Constantinople, scored for mezzo-soprano, Middle-Eastern singer, violin, cello, piano, and electronic audiovisual media, which they have brought to audiences across North America and at the Royal Opera House in London. This production was remounted in Toronto during the fall of 2015 to great acclaim.
Deeply committed to the education of the next generations of audiences and performers alike, the Gryphons take time to conduct master classes and workshops at universities across North America, and are Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. In 2011, the group launched its flagship education project Listen Up!, created by the Trio in collaboration with composer Andrew Staniland and music educator Rob Kapilow from What Makes it Great?
Gryphon Trio will be touring BC in January and February 2018.