Roman Borys

Roman Borys

Roman Borys

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For more than two decades, cellist and producer Roman Borys has distinguished himself as one of Canada’s leading artistic voices. A founding member of the three-time Juno Award-winning Gryphon Trio, Roman has released 22 acclaimed recordings on Analekta, Naxos, and other labels; toured internationally since 1993; and broken new artistic ground through cross-genre collaborations and multimedia performances.

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For more than two decades, cellist and producer Roman Borys has distinguished himself as one of Canada’s leading artistic voices. A founding member of the three-time Juno Award-winning Gryphon Trio, Roman has released 22 acclaimed recordings on Analekta, Naxos, and other labels; toured internationally since 1993; and broken new artistic ground through cross-genre collaborations and multimedia performances.

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Honours include 11 nominations and three Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year. In 2013, Canada Council for the Arts presented Gryphon Trio with the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. In 2015, Roman received an Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University, in Ottawa, as recognition for his contributions to the community.

As Executive and Artistic Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Roman programs the summer Ottawa Chamberfest (among the world’s largest chamber music festivals); a highly successful fall-winter concert series; and a suite of community engagement and education initiatives, which includes sensory-friendly concerts for families with children on the autism spectrum.

Honours include 11 nominations and three Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year. In 2013, Canada Council for the Arts presented Gryphon Trio with the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. In 2015, Roman received an Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University, in Ottawa, as recognition for his contributions to the community.

As Executive and Artistic Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Roman programs the summer Ottawa Chamberfest (among the world’s largest chamber music festivals); a highly successful fall-winter concert series; and a suite of community engagement and education initiatives, which includes sensory-friendly concerts for families with children on the autism spectrum.

Fun Facts

Roman is a burn-the-candle-at-both-ends-and-blowtorch-the-middle kind of guy. Whatever his formal biography says, he does all of it and add 70 new activities. During his (extremely limited) free moments, Roman is an instructor at a high-performance driving school. This is true. Also true: His latest student is 77 years old and won her lessons at an Ottawa Chamberfest fundraiser.

Roman is a burn-the-candle-at-both-ends-and-blowtorch-the-middle kind of guy. Whatever his formal biography says, he does all of it and add 70 new activities. During his (extremely limited) free moments, Roman is an instructor at a high-performance driving school. This is true. Also true: His latest student is 77 years old and won her lessons at an Ottawa Chamberfest fundraiser.

Deeply committed to classical music outreach and audience development, Roman conceived, developed, and produced the Gryphon Trio’s flagship educational program, Listen Up!, in communities across Canada. Listen Up! now has two permanent hubs in Ottawa and Etobicoke, Ontario.

With Gryphon Trio members Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker, Roman leads Orford Music Academy’s Piano Trio Workshop, and the Classical Music Summer Programs at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Roman lives and works in Toronto and Ottawa.

240 WORDS. LAST UPDATED JANUARY 2020.
Please destroy all previously dated materials. For additional materials, please contact Gryphon Trio’s artist management.

Deeply committed to classical music outreach and audience development, Roman conceived, developed, and produced the Gryphon Trio’s flagship educational program, Listen Up!, in communities across Canada. Listen Up! now has two permanent hubs in Ottawa and Etobicoke, Ontario.

With Gryphon Trio members Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker, Roman leads Orford Music Academy’s Piano Trio Workshop, and the Classical Music Summer Programs at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Roman lives and works in Toronto and Ottawa.

240 WORDS. LAST UPDATED JANUARY 2020.
Please destroy all previously dated materials. For additional materials, please contact Gryphon Trio’s artist management.