Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon grew up in Calgary where she began her violin studies at the age of three. Her fascinating last name is of Thai origin. Her teachers have included Dr. Lise Elson (Mount Royal College), Aaron Rosand (The Curtis Institute) Franco Gulli and Miriam Fried (Indiana University). Annalee is a laureate of Belgium's Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition and is one of Canada's most respected violinists.
A co-founder of the Gryphon Trio, Annalee was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Toronto. Annalee performs on a 1907 Carlo Oddone violin.