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Quasars Ensemble takes up residence in Košice

AMONG the diverse programme of cultural and artistic offerings that the Košice European Capital of Culture 2013 (ECOC) organisers plan to bring to the city as part of the year-long event, is the residency of the Quasars Ensemble at the Kasárne/Kulturpark complex.

Part of the ensemble.(Source: Courtesy of Quasars Ensemble)

AMONG the diverse programme of cultural and artistic offerings that the Košice European Capital of Culture 2013 (ECOC) organisers plan to bring to the city as part of the year-long event, is the residency of the Quasars Ensemble at the Kasárne/Kulturpark complex.

As the complex is still under construction, however, their first performances will take place at Košice’s Vojtech Löffler Museum, the TASR newswire wrote.

Founded by Slovak composer Ivan Buffa in 2008, the Quasars Ensemble has since gained a following performing contemporary classical music at international festivals and in more traditional venues.
The ensemble also includes older music in its repertoire, which it combines with bold dramaturgic concepts, and which always includes the work of Slovak composers, TASR wrote. Thus, the ensemble is expected to revive the tradition of chamber music in Košice, as well as bring attention to the music of older Slovak and Austrian/Hungarian composers.

Most of the ensemble’s members come from Košice and the surrounding regions, so it is natural that they should perform in the eastern-Slovak metropolis.

Head of the non-profit organisation Košice 2013 Ján Sudzina told TASR that the main intention of the residency is to establish a home for quality chamber music of international renown, as well as to lure more artists to the region and to expose audiences to this type of performing art.
The residency will also provide the Quasars Ensemble with the opportunity to establish itself in Košice, while the city, in turn, can host the only Slovak chamber ensemble of its kind.

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