"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
"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
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.
Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello
Berliner Konzert - Triple Concerto
Music of Dreams - Triple Concerto
Starling: Triple Concerto
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello and Piano
Equilateral – Piano Trio Concerto
*Denotes Canadian composer
Recital repertoire available upon request
Master classes and workshops available
Other concerti available upon request
Elements Eternal: New Canadian Works
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
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