Over the course of two decades, cellist and producer Roman Borys has distinguished himself as one of Canada’s leading artistic voices. As a founding member of the three-time Juno Award-winning Gryphon Trio, he has released 23 acclaimed records on the Analekta, Naxos, and other labels, toured internationally since 1993, and broken new artistic ground through cross genre collaborations and multimedia performances. In 2013, the Gryphon Trio was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts’ Walter Carsen Award for Achievement in the Arts.
As the Executive and Artistic Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Roman oversees all aspects of programming its summer Chamberfest, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world, and its fall-winter concert series. Deeply committed to classical music outreach and audience development, Roman has conceived, developed and produced the Gryphon Trio’s flagship educational program Listen Up! in communities across Canada since 2010. In 2020, Roman, Annalee Patipatanakoon, and Jamie Parker will direct the classical music summer program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Roman lives and works in both Ottawa and Toronto and received an Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University in recognition of his contribution to the community.