Quasar Trio: New Resident Ensemble at the Foundation for Iberian Music We are delighted to welcome the newly-formed Quasar Trio to the roster of ensembles in residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music. The Quasar Trio is comprised of acclaimed musicians Eva León on violin, José Franch-Ballesters on clarinet, and Jon Klibonoff on piano. The trio released this statement: The Quasar Trio brings creative energy to the exploration of chamber music, new and old. Three established musicians, each with a sterling international reputation, have forged an ensemble that is steeped in a wide, varied repertoire and fluent in diverse cultural idioms. As soloists, these players have won praise for their “astonishing vitality and energy” (La Vanguardia, Spain), “technical wizardry,” and “perpetual motion” brilliance (New York Times). As an ensemble, they bring the same expertise and dedication, yet are freer to offer bold, innovative programming, featuring music by both established and emerging composers and leading audiences down roads less traveled. The trio is committed to artistic collaborations that go beyond the usual boundaries of chamber music, teaming up with other musicians and launching cross-genre projects that produce visually engaging performances. In short, the Quasar Trio brings new energy to NYC’s music scene and expands the universe of offerings available to its audiences. León received her doctorate from the Graduate Center, under the advisement of Antoni Pizà. Each of the musicians in the trio has won numerous prizes and awards for their playing. You can read their full artist profiles in the statement, here. The trio’s first events will be announced soon, so be sure to check back with us here or on our social media (Twitter, Facebook) for news!