Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; James Parker, piano
Now in their 3rd decade of concertizing, 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. Winner of the prestigious Canada Council’s 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, they have performed repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to New World jazz and popular song. The Trio is committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st Century.
The Gryphon Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe, and has appeared in Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Egypt, Kuwait and Mexico. Their sixteen recordings on the Analekta, Naxos, Ondine, and Centrediscs labels are an encyclopedia of works for the genre, winning two Juno Awards and eight nominations. The ensemble has commissioned over 75 new works and frequently collaborates with other instrumentalists, singers, narrators, actors, dancers, and visual artists. The Trio has a long-standing relationship with Music TORONTO, has worked closely with The Banff Centre, Soundstreams Canada, and Tapestry New Opera, and has appeared with the Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Kitchener-Waterloo symphonies, and many more.
Cellist Roman Borys is Artistic Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society and Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as Artistic Advisors. The Trio members are Artists-in-Residence at Trinity College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where James Parker is the Rupert E. Edwards Chair in Piano Performance and Annalee Patipatanakoon is Associate Professor of Violin.