Project Description

Entering their 21st season this year, the Entering their 21st season this year, 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. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

The ensemble-in-residence at Music Toronto for nine years, Gryphon Trio tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. The 2015-2016 season will see the Gryphons performing at major series and festivals from coast to coast in Canada as well as the United States, and Ukraine. They are a mainstay of concert presentations here in Canada. 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 will again be mounted at the Aga Khan Museum this 2015 fall.

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 educational project Listen Up!, created by the Trio in collaboration with composer Andrew Staniland and music educator Rob Kapilow from What Makes it Great?

The Trio’s celebrated recordings on the Analekta label are an encyclopedia of piano trio works. With sixteen titles to their credit, they have received two Juno Awards and acclaim from international press. Gryphon cellist Roman Borys is entering his seventh year as Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (Chamberfest), Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as the festival’s Artistic Advisors. 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. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

The ensemble-in-residence at Music Toronto for nine years, Gryphon Trio tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. The 2015-2016 season will see the Gryphons performing at major series and festivals from coast to coast in Canada as well as the United States, and Ukraine. They are a mainstay of concert presentations here in Canada. 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 will again be mounted at the Aga Khan Museum this 2015 fall.

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 educational project Listen Up!, created by the Trio in collaboration with composer Andrew Staniland and music educator Rob Kapilow from What Makes it Great?

The Trio’s celebrated recordings on the Analekta label are an encyclopedia of piano trio works. With sixteen titles to their credit, they have received two Juno Awards and acclaim from international press. Gryphon cellist Roman Borys is entering his seventh year as Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (Chamberfest), Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as the festival’s Artistic Advisors.