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A musical powerhouse, the Gryphon Trio is not your parents’ chamber music

by on October 22, 2012

Having impressed international audiences and the press with their highly refined, dynamic performances, the 2011 Juno Award winning Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s pre-eminent piano trios. Performing from Canada to Russia, the United States to Egypt, Belgium to Scandinavia, and major European centres in between, “Canada’s national treasure” is always in high demand and will continue to dazzle audiences when they hit the Playhouse stage on Thursday, November 15.

In choosing their name, selecting that of a mythological creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion gave the Gryphon Trio something evocative, exciting and unconnected with any particular genre or period of music. The plan was to be versatile, to explore both new and established repertoire, and to venture where no piano trio had ventured before, and they have achieved that in spades.

“This exceptional ensemble, made up of violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker, has developed a sound and an approach that makes everything they play riveting, emotional and lovely. Years of playing together have made this a remarkably polished musical partnership marked by highly simpatico performances. You won’t find this every day.” – Winnipeg Free Press

Deeply committed to the education of the next generations of audiences and performers alike, the Gryphons take time out of their busy touring schedule to conduct master classes and workshops at universities and conservatories across North America, and are Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

Tickets for the Gryphon Trio are available at The Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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