Artist: Project Trio

Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise” and “exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.”

Gramophone Magazine recently singled out the group as “an ensemble willing and able to touch on the gamut of musical bases ranging from Baroque to nu-Metal and taking in pretty much every stylism in between,” while The Wall Street Journal hailed the Trio for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.” The New York Times has called beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.”

The members compose and arrange all of their own music, which they publish on their Harmonyville label. Their repertoire includes pieces for trio as well as several works with orchestra. With a goal to further expand the repertoire for their unique combination of flute, cello and bass, the Trio is collaborating with composer Adam Schoenberg on a concerto commissioning project for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons and launched the annual PROJECT Trio Composition Competition, now in its second year.

The Trio is dedicated to arts education, teaching the art and joy of jamming on classical instruments and opening minds to what instruments can do. Engaging younger audiences, PROJECT Trio has performed and led workshops for over 300,000 students on four continents and is instantly recognizable to students of all ages as a result of their YouTube following and appearances on popular TV shows on Nickelodeon and MTV. In the summer, the group runs multiple camps focusing on composition, arranging, improvisation, and 21st century chamber music. The camps are annually held at the Britt Festival in Southern Oregon and New York City.

Project Trio by Philip Sharp
Members:

Peter Seymour, double bass

Greg Pattillo, flute

Eric Stephenson, cello


Based:
Brooklyn, NY

Recordings:
InstrumentalWhen Will Then Be NowProject TrioBrooklynWinter in JuneLive Cuts #1Live Cuts #2

Affiliations:

Harmonyville Records

Project Trio: Beyond the Page


Awards:

Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award, 2013


Education:

Cleveland Institute of Music

Rice University


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Two generations ago, it became avant-garde for musicians such as Glenn Gould, The Beatles, and Sonny Rollins to retreat from touring, even from live performances altogether. Today, Brooklyn-based group PROJECT Trio is doing just the opposite.

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