This season has been a season with several debuts by performers and a world premiere of one piece already. December 10, 2015 brings us the Gryphon Trio and another world premiere!
Ottawa born composer Vincent Ho has written a new commission for the Gryphon Trio called Gryphon Realms (funded by The Canada Council for the Arts, the Winnipeg Arts Council and Chamber Factory). It will have its premiere on our stage at our December Gryphon Trio concert.
Dr. Ho started his music studies as a student at the Royal Conservatory. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary, his Master of Music from the University of Toronto, and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California. He has a long list of awards over the years including the 2006 Canada Council for the Arts’ Robert Fleming Prize for Young Composer of the Year.
He held the position of composer-in-residence at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 2007 to 2014. During that time, he composed several pieces that received high praise such as The Shaman, a percussion concerto written for Dame Evelyn Glennie and his cello concerto written for Shauna Rolston called City Suite.
Currently he teaches at the University of Calgary and continues to compose. We look forward to hearing Gryphon Realms with the Gryphon Trio! To read more about Vincent Ho, visit his website at http://vinceho.com/ To hear his new piece played by the Gryphon Trio live, join us on December 10, 2015. http://music-toronto.com/