For 25 years Annalee Patipatanakoon has been the violinist in the Gryphon Trio, the ensemble she founded with her partner in life Roman Borys (cello) and Jamie Parker (piano). She also teaches at the University of Toronto and she is an artistic adviser to the Ottawa Chamberfest. One thing the Gryphons all care about is the commissioning of new work and the broadening of the contemporary repertoire. One of their most ambitious projects is Scar Tissue which features music by Jeffrey Ryan, words by the Giller winner Michael Redhill and the vocal ensemble Nordic Voices. It will debut Feb. 1 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church. Before the show Patipatanakoon answered some questions from ARTSFILE.