guelph musicfest


season 12 — friday may 25 to friday june 15, 2018
Friday June 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Guelph Youth Music Centre Recital Hall
75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, ON

Gryphon Trio

Annalee Patipatanakoon violin
Roman Borys cello
James Parker piano

Beethoven … Frehner … Mendelssohn

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
Beethoven Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No. 3 in C minor, op. 1, no. 3
Paul Frehner Bytown Waters*
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, op. 66 (WATCH & LISTEN)
* Frehner commissioned by the Gryphon Trio in celebration of this, their 25th anniversary season.
Approaching its 25th anniversary, 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. 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.

The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe and their 18 recordings are an encyclopedia of works for the genre. They have commissioned over 75 new works, and regularly collaborate on projects that push the boundaries of chamber music. 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.

Deeply committed to the education of the next generation of audiences and performers alike, the Gryphons frequently 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.

Gryphon cellist Roman Borys is Artistic Director of Ottawa’s Chamberfest. Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as the festival’s Artistic Advisors in addition to their responsibilities at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where Mr. Parker is the Rupert E. Edwards Chair in Piano Performance and Ms. Patipatanakoon is Associate Professor of Violin. (click any performer’s name below to learn more)
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Guelph Musicfest is generously supported by the Neighbourhood Group

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There is a $10 food discount coupon for any of the above Guelph restaurants on the back of every Musicfest ticket!

Special thanks to the Family of Richard C. Davis (a true lover of music who believed in Guelph Musicfest)—June, Emory, Deirdre and Eric

© 2018 guelph musicfest | ken gee, artistic director contact