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GRYPHON TRIO

PIANO TRIO

 

 

"Not only extra-ordinary instrumentalists but they have also mastered the art of ensemble playing"

- WESER KURIER, Germany

REVIEWS

"The Gryphon Trio show themselves to be well up for the task, once again affirming their status as one of Canada’s premiere ensembles."

- WHOLENOTE Magazine

 

"This is a piano trio that plays with strength and unanimity...big, bold, almost orchestral performances."

- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

“As playing per se, this is exquisite. I don’t just mean technically, though the ensemble and tonal control can be almost breathtaking. Both performances bring out the kind of delicacy and sensuous beauty that’s often overlooked in Beethoven.” [Beethoven Trio: Analekta CD]

- BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

 

"The Gryphon's musical conversations are animated and charming...it has character and detail to spare, and elegance is no small accomplishment."

- THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Toronto

 

"Not only extra-ordinary instrumentalists but they have also mastered the art of ensemble playing"

- WESER KURIER, Germany

 

“…dynamics of unusual depth and variety…”

- THE WASHINGTON POST

 

“The evening’s highlight came as the Gryphons…dug into the Mendelssohn trio with full-blooded gusto, carrying us off in wave after wave of Romantic emotion. It was musicmaking at its most communicative.”

- TORONTO STAR

 

"A more popular combination of piano trio repertory than this would be hard to contemplate, but these accomplished accounts by Canada’s Gryphon Trio are worthy competitors in the field…played with musical insight, technical accomplishment and passionate commitment.”

- THE STRAD Magazine

 

“This is where an outstanding group such as the Gryphon Trio really comes into its own. Unshackled from the interpretative constraints of the nineteenth-century rhetorical tradition (as few twentieth-century artists were), they play with a compelling directness, spontaneity and free-flowing expressivity that has Beethoven’s muse emerging with the insatiable vitality of a young man flexing his creative muscles in public for the first time.” [ Beethoven Trio: Analekta CD]

- INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

 

“Cet excellent Trio canadien, don’t la violoniste, Annalee Patipatanakoon, fut laureate de notre CMIREB, confirme par ce troisieme CD les qualities de raffinement sonore et d’élegance de style qui en font l’une des toutes premiéres formations actuelles dans ce domaine. [Mendelssohn/ Lalo Trio: Analekta CD]

- CRESCENDO MAGAZINE, Belgium

BIOGRAPHY

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 Triois 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, BC, Northwest Territories and Ontario this season. 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 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 seventeen titles to their credit, they have received two Juno Awards and acclaim from international press. Their newest release in 2015, Elements Eternal, celebrates the work of Canadian composers Brian Current, Andrew Staniland, Michael Osterle, and James K. Wright.

 

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.

 

October 2016

PHOTOS

Photography

Daniel Ehrenworth

Shin Sugino

Johne Beebe

 

Click each image to download a hi-res version

PREFERRED CONCERTO LIST
2015-18

Beethoven

Triple Concerto

 

John Estacio*

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

 

Paul Frehner*

Berliner Konzert - Triple Concerto

 

Bohdana Frolyak

Music of Dreams - Triple Concerto

 

Nicole Lizée*

Wunderkammer (création)

 

Jordan Pal*

Starling: Triple Concerto

 

Ron Royer*

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello and Piano

 

Jeffrey Ryan*

Equilateral – Piano Trio Concerto

 

*Denotes Canadian composer

Recital repertoire available upon request

Master classes and workshops available

Other concerti available upon request

DISCOGRAPHY

Elements Eternal: New Canadian Works

(w/Julie Nesrallah)

Naxos 8.573533

 

For the End of Time: Messiaen, Louie, Silvestrov/James Campbell

Analekta 2 9861

 

Gryphon Trio: Great Piano Trios 9 Cd Box set

Analekta 2 9510-8

 

Broken Hearts & Madmen: with Patricia O'Callaghan 

Analekta 2 9870

 

Jeff Ryan: Fugitive Colours - Equilateral/Vancouver Symphony, Bramwell Tovey

Naxos

 

Beethoven: Piano Trios - Op. 70, Nos. 1 & 2; Op. 11

Analekta  2 9860

 

Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 2; Piano Trio Op. 97 "Archduke"

Analekta AN 2 9858

 

Tango Nuevo: Piazzolla, Durán, Ginastera

Analekta AN 2 9857

 

Schubert: Complete Piano Trios 

Analekta AN 2 9855-6

 

Christos Hatzis’ Constantinople 

Analekta AN 2 9925

 

Shostakovich: Piano Trios 1&2

Analekta AN 2 9854

 

W.A. Mozart: Piano Trios

Analekta AN 2 9827-8

 

Dvorak and Mendelssohn: Piano Trios

Analekta FL 2 3110

 

Haydn: Four Piano Trios 

Analekta FL 2 3104

 

Mendelssohn and Lalo: Piano Trios

Analekta FL 2 3127

 

Beethoven: Op. 1, Nos. 1 & 3

Analekta FL 2 3170

 

Canadian Premieres: Murphy, Chan Hatzis, Kulesha*

Analekta FL 2 3174

 

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