Sep 06, 2013

By Bob Komsic

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The Gryphon Trio’s won the 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts.

Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.

The Walter Carsen Prize recognizes artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by Canadian artists who have spent the major part of their career in Canada in dance, theatre or music.

It was created by a donation of $1.1 million to the Canada Council by the late Toronto businessman and philanthropist Walter Carsen.

The peer assessment committee noted ” The Gryphon Trio certainly lives up to the mythological characteristics of their name.  Stability is the bedrock of these three exceptional musicians who think, breathe and act as one.  Theirs is a powerful and majestic sound, regardless of musical genre. ”


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