Gryphon Baryton Trio

The Gryphon Baryton Trio is a newly-formed ensemble, drawing on the combined chamber music and historical performance practice experience of Laura Vaughan (baryton), Katie Yap (Classical viola) and Josephine Vains (Classical cello). The little-known baryton is a Classical instrument similar in size to a cello, with 6 gut bowed strings plus a course of 10 metal strings which resonate sympathetically and are also plucked like a harp. This magnificent instrument reached its zenith at the court of Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy in Vienna during the time of composer Joseph Haydn, and there exists a significant repertoire of chamber music for baryton which is very rarely performed.