Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin
Roman Borys, cello
Jamie Parker, piano
“This is a piano trio that plays with strength and unanimity…big, bold, almost orchestral performances.” (The L.A. Times)
For over 25 years, the Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, garnering acclaim and impressing international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic and memorable performances. With a repertoire that ranges from traditional to contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.
Creative innovators with an appetite for discovery and new ideas, Gryphon Trio has commissioned over 75 new works, and frequently collaborates on projects that push the boundaries of chamber music. The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe and their 20 recordings are an encyclopaedia of works for the genre. Honours include three Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year, and the prestigious 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Deeply committed to the education of the next generation of audiences and performers alike, the Gryphons conduct masterclasses and workshops at universities and conservatories, and are Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and Trinity College. Since 2010, The Trio’s ground-breaking outreach program, Listen Up!, has inspired and engaged 13 Canadian communities to collaborate on large-scale multi-faceted arts creation projects. The Trio has lead Orford Music’s Piano Trio Workshop since 2013. In 2020, they will direct the classical music summer program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Gryphon cellist Roman Borys is Artistic and Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as OCMS’s Artistic Advisors in addition to their responsibilities at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where Mr. Parker is the Rupert E. Edwards Chair in Piano Performance and Ms. Patipatanakoon is Associate Professor of Violin and Head of Strings.
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Piano Trio No. 33 in G Minor, Hob. XV:19
I. Andante – Presto
II. Adagio, ma non troppo
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo. Presto
IV. Finale. Allegro giocoso
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op.97 “Archduke Trio”
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo. Allegro
III. Andante cantabile ma però con moto
IV. Allegro moderato