The Myriad Trio

The Myriad Trio posing with their instruments: a flute, a harp, and a viola.

Establishing themselves as one of the leading instrumental trios of this combination, The Myriad Trio is a unique ensemble of orchestral, solo and chamber musicians who have joined together to embark on the beautiful instrumental colors that Debussy made famous with his Sonate for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Performing both traditional and contemporary repertoire, Demarre McGill, Che-Yen Chen, and Julie

Smith Phillips arrange and work side by side with composers to bring new commissions and transcriptions to life for this enchanting ensemble.

“The Myriad Trio impressed with both their ensemble playing and with the strengths of each soloist.” —

Founded in 2009 while all playing in the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, The Myriad Trio has captivated audiences around the world. Described as “superb” by the Washington Post, highlights of their performances have included concerts at the Kennedy Center, Irvine Barclay Theater, featured artists for the Kingston Music Festival, Art of Elan, and Lyon & Healy 150th Birthday Celebration. In 2017 the Myriad Trio embarked on a two week tour of China, the first of their kind to connect cultures, performing for both adult and youth audiences alike. 

The Myriad Trio has had the opportunity to work with numerous composers, broadening the repertoire for this instrumental combination. New commissions by Timo Andres, David Bruce, Jeremy Cavaterra, Avner Dorman and Lei Liang have been written for and premiered by the trio. Members also create their own arrangements for the group. Their debut album, entitled The Eye of Night was released in 2011 and the Trio looks forward to recording their second album in the summer of 2022. For more information about The Myriad Trio, please visit