PROJECT Trio members Greg Pattillo, Eric Stephenson and Peter Seymour met at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where they received the 2013 CIM Alumni Achievement Award. Forged with a desire to draw new and diverse audiences through high energy, top quality music, the Trio got its big break in 2006 when Pattillo’s Beatboxing Flute video went viral, receiving millions of views in its first week. Now based in Brooklyn, PROJECT Trio has its own YouTube channel with over 80 million views and 100,000 subscribers, making them one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet.
The ensemble performs over 70 concerts a year including appearances and collaborations with the Charlotte, Detroit, Milwaukee, Saint Louis and New Jersey symphonies and the Chicago Sinfonietta. They have performed at the Britt and Mainly Mozart festivals, as well as in France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. In 2013, they completed a landmark tour of the former Soviet Union sponsored by the US Department of State. They have been featured on Nickelodeon, MTV, WNYC’s Soundcheck, Sirius XM and NPR’s Morning Edition, as well as in Nike and Smart Car commercials.
PROJECT Trio’s members compose and arrange most of their own music, which they publish on the Harmonyville label. Their 6th album follows five recordings of original music and a DVD, PROJECT Trio: Live in Concert. Their albums When Will Then Be Now and Random Roads Collection debuted at the top of the Billboard Canadian, iTunes and the US classical and jazz charts. Their educational workshops have reached over 350,000 students and meet the National Standards for Music Education with specialized curricula for ages ranging from elementary through college. They launched the PROJECT Trio Composition Competition and are collaborating with composer Adam Schoenberg to further expand the repertoire for their unique combination of flute, cello and bass.