Best known as the violinist with Canada's pre-eminent piano trio, The Gryphon Trio, Annalee Patipatanakoon co-founded the trio along with cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker in 1993. The trio are Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. Patipatanakoon is also a professor at the U of T and an artistic advisor to the Ottawa Chamber Music Society.
Patipatanakoon grew up in Calgary where she started violin lessons as a small child. She later went on to study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and Indiana University in Bloomington. Patipatanakoon was a laureate at the Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition in Brussels and she has won first prize at a pair of Canadian music competitions. As part of the Gryphon Trio, Patipatanakoon has won two Juno awards.
When she's not teaching at the University of Toronto, Patipatanakoon gives masterclasses at many schools across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. She also leads the Gryphon Trio's educational projects in music schools and communities across the country, as part of the group's Listen Up! outreach program.
On this edition of This Is My Music, Patipatanakoon shares the music that inspires her and the stories behind her selections.
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Annalee Patipatanakoon shares her favourite music on This Is My Music