Friday, November 26, 2021
Annalee Patipatanakoon (Violin), Roman Borys (Cello), Jamie Parker (Piano)
“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
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, including over 85 commissioned new works, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.
The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe and their prolific recording catalogue includes over 23 releases on the Analekta, Naxos, and other labels, and is an encyclopedia of works for the genre. Honours include thirteen nominations and three JUNO Awards for Classical Album of the Year, Opus Magazine Album of the Year, and the prestigious 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts.
In 2020, the Trio began their position as directors of the classical music summer program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Roman Borys, is Artistic and Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as OCMS’ 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.
Recordings of the artist are available for purchase following the performance.
Gryphon Trio is represented by Andrew Kwan Artists Management Inc.
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NOTE: An earlier performance at 2 pm on Saturday, November 26, 2021 has been added. Tickets are available from the Rotary Centre for the Arts online, by dropping by the RCA Box Office, or by calling 250.717.5304.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 1, no. 1
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo. Allegro assai
IV. Finale. Presto
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, op. 8
I. Allegro con brio
II. Scherzo. Allegro molto
IV. Finale. Allegro
Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts