GRYPHON TRIO

PIANO TRIO

 

 

"The Gryphon Trio certainly displayed their excellence in music that evening. Each piece was so incredibly performed. It is no wonder they are sought world-wide. "

- OTTAWA LIFE MAGAZINE

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

 

This season, the Gryphon Trio celebrates its milestone 25th anniversary.  Over the 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 19 recordings are an encyclopaedia of works for the genre.  Honours include two 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 groundbreaking outreach program, Listen Up!, has inspired and engaged 13 Canadian communities to collaborate on large-scale multi-faceted arts creation projects.

 

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.

 

November 2017

PREFERRED CONCERTO LIST
2017-20

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

 

PHOTOS

Photography

Daniel Ehrenworth

Shin Sugino

Johne Beebe

 

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Andrew Kwan Artists Management

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