A Taste of the Arts
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 Trio was forged out of a collective desire to draw new and diverse audiences by performing high energy, top quality music. Using social media to broaden their reach beyond the concert stage and classroom, the Trio has its own YouTube channel, which has over 77 million views and 85,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet.
Performing over 70 concerts a year, they made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2010. Recent performance highlights include
appearances and collaborations with the Charlotte, Detroit, Milwaukee,
Saint Louis and New Jersey Symphonies, the Britt Festival, the Mainly
Mozart Festival and the Chicago Sinfonietta. Their international tours have included concerts in France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. In May 2013, the Trio completed a landmark tour of the former Soviet Union sponsored by the US Department of State.
PROJECT Trio was featured
on NPR's Morning Edition and NPR Music's series, Heavy Rotation, where
hosts around the country share a favorite new song. They selected Sweet
Pea, from PROJECT's 2012 Random Roads Collection album, as "one of the
best new tunes out there." In addition to TV and live radio appearances
on such programs as Soundcheck on New York’s WNYC, and Sirius XM among
others, their music can be heard in Nike and Smart Car commercials. Greg
Pattillo recently demonstrated his beatbox style for Jay Leno and
performed with the Tonight Show orchestra.
“First rate playing grounded in Classical Music”
Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollhein
Wall Street Journal
"PROJECT Trio is packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise!"
“The level of virtuosity is high and the players always come through”.
The Plain Dealer
“Greg Pattillo is the best in the world at what he does.”
“PROJECT Trio runs on high-octane chamber music!”