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Photo: Quasars Ensemble Author: Zdenko Hanout

Quasars Ensemble

chamber ensemble

Members: Ivan Buffa (pf, umelecký vedúci), Andrea Mosorjaková (fl), Mónika Csonka (ob), Martin Mosorjak (cl), Attila Jankó (fg), Hunor Varga (cr), István Siket (tr), Tamás Schlanger (bat), Diana Buffa (pf), Bojidara Kouzmanova – Vladar (vn), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Axel Kircher (vl), Ján Bogdan (vc), Marián Bujňák (cb)
Former members: Andrej Gál (vc), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Petra Noskaiová (ms), Júlia Csíziková (ob), Marek Zwiebel (vn), Maroš Potokár (vn), Martin Kleibl (bat), František Výrostko (cb), Pavol Varga (vn)
Bio

Bio


This ensemble was founded in the beginning of 2008, and relatively quickly established itself in one of the most active and the most representative Slovak ensembles focused on newer and contemporary music. It has evolved quite a rich concert activity, so its repertoire – consisting mostly of composed works from the Europe post avant-garde circle (French spectralists, Jannis Xenakis, contemporary Nordic, and Portuguese composers, etc.), and Slovak music – can be heard even outside of the festivals of contemporary music. In addition, the ensemble has in its repertoire also works from the period of classicism and romanticism.

The group of young professional musicians centering around the pianist and composer Ivan Buffa have had rich performing experiences, as most of them previously worked (or works) in other leading Slovak ensembles, and many have a long history of cooperation.

On the opening concert in the Large Concert Studio of Slovak Radio in February 2008, the ensemble presented the music of French spectralists and contemporary Slovak composers (Bokes, Godár, Podprocký). Since then, the ensemble has performed at festivals such as Musica Viva in Lisbon, Arcus Temporum in Pannonhalma, Warsaw Autumng, Ostrava Days, and many others. It performed also at Flagey in Brussels, and at Gasteig in Munich. It is a regular guest at major festivals in Slovakia such as Bratislava Music Festival and Melos Ethos.

Since 2013, it is the residential ensemble of Kasárne/Kulturpark in Košice, and since 2010 the city has regularly organized the festival “Quasars Ensemble & Košice”.

In 2014 the ensemble received the Crystal Wing award for the release of its profile CD (2013) with compositions by Arnold Shoenberg, Alexander Albrecht and Paul Hindemith.


Bibliography

  • Veselý, Ondrej: Lalula / E. Šušková, Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa [recenzia CD]
    2019 51, 2019/5, p. 38 - 39
  • Kolář, Robert: Melos-Étos 2019
    2019 51, 2019/12, p. 5
  • Hudec, Marek: Wagner napísal narodeninovú skladbu. Quasars Ensemble ňou oslávia jubileum
    2018 2018
  • Kolář, Robert: Nová slovenská hudba 2018 - fragmenty
    2018 50, 2018/12, p. 8
  • Kolář, Robert: Quasars Ensemble: dve storočnice v jednom
    2018 50, 2018/11, p. 23
  • Letňanová, Elena: Forfest 2018
    2018 50, 2018/7-8, p. 53
  • Kolář, Robert: Quasars rekapitulačne
    2018 50, 2018/6, p. 2
  • Kolář, Robert: Quasars oslavuje
    2018 2018/3, p. 3
  • Kolář, Robert: Melos-Étos 2017
    2017 2017/12, p. 4
  • Huska, Michal: Zo slovenskej avantgardy do Drážďan
    2016 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/zo-slovenskej-avantgardy-do-drazdan/
    2016
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: 13. medzinárodný festival súčasnej hudby Melos-Étos s monodrámou Havran
    In: www.operaslovakia.sk/13-medzinarodny-festival-sucasnej-hudby-melos-etos-s-monodramou-havran/
  • (her): Quasars Ensemble a Hvorecký
    2014 22, 2014/63, p. 19
  • Kolář, Robert: Milhaud kontra Sørensen
    2013 2013/5, p. 11
  • Prochác, Eugen: Námesačný Pierot uchvátil v prieniku deklamácie a spevu
    2012 2012, p. 38
  • Reittererová, Vlasta: Quasars Ensemble - Debussy, Mahler, Albrecht, Poulenc [recenzia CD]
    2012 In: www.casopisharmonie.cz/recenze/quasars-ensemble-debussy-mahler-albrecht-poulenc.html
    20, 2012/8, p. 52
  • Kolář, Robert: Das grosse Lalula alebo Quasars s horúcimi novinkami
    2018 50, 2018/7 - 8, p. 3
  • Hůlek, Julius: Současná hudba na festivalu
    2017 2017, 2017/7, p. 22
    (hodnotenie vystúpenia na Pražskej jari 2017)
  • Fulka, Vladimír: Galéria hudby v Nitre
    2017 2017/7 - 8, p. 36 – 37
  • Kolář, Robert: Quasars vo víre času
    2017 2017/7 - 8, p. 3
  • Kolář, Robert: Quasars s folklórnymi (?) inšpiráciami
    2017 2017/1 - 2 , p. 5
  • Martináková, Zuzana: Ivan Parík - Solo Sonatas /recenzia CD/
    2017 2017/9, p. 38
    (Quasars Ensemble, Hudobný fond 2016)
  • Letňanová, Elena: Súčasná slovenská hudba na FORFESTe
    2016 2016/7 - 8, p. 50
  • Hevier ml., Daniel: Quasars Ensemble
    2015 68, 2015/1, p. 6 – 7
  • Platzner, Alexander: Kvázihviezdne rozmery impresionizmu
    2015 47, 2015/4, p. 3
  • Zagorski, Marcus: Melos-Étos 2015
    2015 47, 2015/12, p. 5
  • Katina, Peter: Hudba z čias Košickej moderny
    2014 2014/4, p. 4
  • Katina, Peter: Quasars Ensemble & Košice
    2012 2012/12, p. 7 – 8
  • Puškášová, Melánia: Dva výnimočné koncerty v Dvorane
    2012 2012/1 - 2, p. 20
  • Katina, Peter: Quasars Ensemble & Košice
    2011 2011/12, p. 11
  • Kolář, Robert: Quasars Ensemble v Galérii Poľského inštitútu
    2011 2011/6, p. 8
  • Kolář, Robert: Melos-Étos. Quasars Ensemble
    2010 2010/1-2, p. 14
  • SITA: Quasars Ensemble budú rezidenčným súborom Kasární/Kulturpark
    2013 (29. 1. 2013) 2013 (29. 1. 2013)
  • Kolář, Robert: VOICEssion alebo štyri farby jedného hlasu
    2013 2013/5, p. 11
  • Katina, Peter: Hommage à Ivan Parík
    2013 2013/3, p. 8
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Quasars Ensemble / Recenzia CD
    2013 2013/7 - 8, p. 55
  • Bubnáš, Juraj: Koncert Quasars Ensemble
    2012 2012/4, p. 10
  • Chalupka, Ľubomír: Konvergencie / Hold hodnotám
    2012 2012/11, p. 8
  • Kolář, Robert: Dva dni v Darmstadte
    2012 2012/9, p. 19 – 20
  • Bubnáš, Juraj: Cyklus komorných koncertov "Premiéry"
    2012 2012/1 - 2, p. 3
  • (lp): Quasars Ensemble v Darmstadte
    2012 2012/6, p. 5
  • Bubnáš, Juraj: Spravodajstvo, festivaly / BHS / Pierot na scéne
    2012 2012/12, p. 11
  • Veres, Bálint (preklad A. Rajterová): Quasars Ensemble: Contemporary Reflections (recenzia CD)
    2011 2011/9, p. 35
  • Horkay, Tamás: BHS 2009. Quasars Ensemble
    2010 2010/1 - 2, p. 24.
  • Kolář, Robert: Quasars Ensemble po roku
    2009 XLI, 2009/5, p. 4 – 5.
  • Kubandová, Janka: Quasars Ensemble: vychádzajúca hviezda na slovenskej scéne súčasnej hudby?
    2008 2008/3 - 4, p. 8
  • Kubandová, Janka: Hľadanie kontextov
    2008 2008/3 - 4, p. 9

Discography

  • Photo: Witold Lutosławski, Camille Saint-Saëns, Oto Ferenczy WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI, CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS, OTO FERENCZY
    2019 CD – Hevhetia HV-0180-2-331
    1. Witold Lutosławski: Dance Preludes
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals
      Michel de Maulne (spk), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Oto Ferenczy: Concertino per 10 stromenti
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Lalula LALULA
    2018 CD – Real Music House
    1. Ilja Zeljenka: Gallows Songs
      Eva Šušková (s), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Ilja Zeljenka: Lullabies
      Eva Šušková (s), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Mutations
      Eva Šušková (s), Gustáv Beláček (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    4. Ilja Zeljenka: Aztec Songs
      Eva Šušková (s), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    5. Ilja Zeljenka: Sourire
      Eva Šušková (s), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Ivan Parík : Solo Sonatas IVAN PARÍK : SOLO SONATAS
    2016 CD – Music Fund SF 00942131
    1. Ivan Parik: Sonata for Flute
      Andrea Mosorjaková (fl), Quasars Ensemble
    2. Ivan Parik: Sonata for Piano
      Diana Buffa (pf), Quasars Ensemble
    3. Ivan Parik: Sonata for Cello
      Ján Bogdan (vc), Quasars Ensemble
    4. Ivan Parik: Sonata for Violin
      Peter Mosorjak (vn), Quasars Ensemble
    5. Ivan Parik: Sonata-Canon for Cello and Tape
      Ján Bogdan (vc), Quasars Ensemble
    6. Ivan Parik: Sonata for Oboe
      Béla Horváth (ob), Quasars Ensemble
    7. Ivan Parik: Sonata for Clarinet
      Martin Mosorjak (cl), Quasars Ensemble
    8. Ivan Parik: Sonata for Trumpet
      István Siket (tr), Quasars Ensemble
    9. Ivan Parik: Sonata for bassoon
      Attila Jankó (fg), Quasars Ensemble
    10. Ivan Parik: Sonata for Viola
      Peter Zwiebel (vl), Quasars Ensemble
  • Photo: Néo-Classicisme NÉO-CLASSICISME
    2015 CD – Hevhetia HV 0095-2-331
    1. Alfredo Casella: Pupazzetti Op. 27c
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 7
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Georges Auric: Malborough s’en va-t-en guerre
      Quasars Ensemble
    4. Bohuslav Martinů: La Revue de Cuisine H. 161
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    5. Alexander Albrecht: Quintetto frammento
      Quasars Ensemble
    6. Alexander Moyzes: Divertimento op. 11
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    7. Alexandre Tansman: Septet
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Quasars Ensemble – Arnold Schönberg, Alexander Albrecht, Paul Hindemith QUASARS ENSEMBLE – ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG, ALEXANDER ALBRECHT, PAUL HINDEMITH
    2013 CD – Hevhetia HV 0069-2-331
    1. : Kammersymphonie Nr. 1 E-dur, op. 9
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Sonatina for 11 Instruments
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. : Kammermusik Nr. 1, op. 24
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Sergej Kopčák – Last Words SERGEJ KOPČÁK – LAST WORDS
    2012 CD – Music Centre Slovakia HC 10035
    1. Ilja Zeljenka: Three Words
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Miro Bazlik: Canonical Variations on a Chorale
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Vladimir Bokes: Departures, op. 85
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    4. Roman Berger: Tenebrae
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Lukáš Borzík: Cantico delle Creature LUKÁŠ BORZÍK: CANTICO DELLE CREATURE
    2011 CD – Music Fund SF 00672131
    1. Lukas Borzik: Eclipse
      Eva Šušková (s), Angelika Zajícová (a), Maroš Klátik (t), Matúš Trávniček (b), Quasars Ensemble, Andrea Mosorjaková (fl), Júlia Csíziková (ob), Martin Mosorjak (cl), Radoslav Práger (fg), Jaroslav Gregorovič (bat), Peter Krbaťa, jr. (bat), Diana Buffa (pf), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Maroš Potokár (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Lukas Borzik: Hvalospjev Ljubavi
      Eva Šušková (s), Júlia Csíziková (ob), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Lukas Borzik: Aphorisms
      Quasars Ensemble, Andrea Mosorjaková (fl), Júlia Csíziková (ob), Martin Mosorjak (cl), Diana Buffa (pf), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Maroš Potokár (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    4. Lukas Borzik: Stabat Mater
      Matúš Trávniček (b), Martin Mosorjak (cl), Diana Buffa (pf), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Maroš Potokár (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    5. Lukas Borzik: Cantico delle Creature
      Eva Šušková (s), Angelika Zajícová (a), Maroš Klátik (t), Matúš Trávniček (b), Quasars Ensemble, Andrea Mosorjaková (fl), Júlia Csíziková (ob), Martin Mosorjak (cl), Radoslav Práger (fg), Jaroslav Gregorovič (bat), Peter Krbaťa, jr. (bat), Diana Buffa (pf), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Maroš Potokár (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Quasars Ensemble: Contemporary Reflections QUASARS ENSEMBLE: CONTEMPORARY REFLECTIONS
    2011 CD – Hevhetia HV 0045-2-331
    1. Ivan Buffa: Locatelli – Caprice
      Quasars Ensemble, Marek Zwiebel (vn), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Ivan Buffa: Caprice
      Marek Zwiebel (vn)
    3. : Quintettino No. 1
      Quasars Ensemble
    4. Michael Jarrell: Assonance VI
      Quasars Ensemble
    5. Bent Sørensen : The Lady and the Lark for viola and ensemble
      Quasars Ensemble, Peter Zwiebel (vl)
    6. Luciano Berio: O King
      Quasars Ensemble
    7. João Pedro Oliveira : Pyramids for two pianos
      Diana Buffa (pf), Ivan Buffa (pf)
    8. Petra Bachrata: Eyes Wide Shut
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Quasars Ensemble: Debussy, Mahler, Albrecht, Poulenc QUASARS ENSEMBLE: DEBUSSY, MAHLER, ALBRECHT, POULENC
    2011 CD – Hevhetia HV 0057-2-331
    1. Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (arr. A. Schönger, B. Sachs)
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. A. Schönberg)
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Alexander Albrecht: Reue
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: In der Winternacht
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    5. Alexander Albrecht: Mein Herz (My Heart)
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    6. Alexander Albrecht: Cemetery Grass
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    7. Alexander Albrecht: Lenz (Spring)
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    8. Francis Poulenc: Rapsodie nègre Op. 1
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Vladimír Bokes - Chamber Music VLADIMÍR BOKES - CHAMBER MUSIC
    2009 CD – SF 00592131
    1. Vladimir Bokes: Sequenza
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Daniel Gazon (dir.)
    2. Vladimir Bokes: Sonata, op. 27
      Marek Zwiebel (vn), Diana Buffa (pf)
    3. Vladimir Bokes: Coll'Age, op. 28
      Quasars Ensemble, Marek Zwiebel (vn), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Ivan Buffa (pf)
    4. Vladimir Bokes: ...nur eine Weile...
      Trio Dounia, Babette Andruk (vn), Barbara Brauckmann (vc), Christiane Lüder (ac)
    5. Vladimir Bokes: Musica stricta, op. 70
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Marián Lejava (dir.)
    6. Vladimir Bokes: Sonata For Piano No. 5, op. 79
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    7. Vladimir Bokes: Postlude to the Centenary of Eugen Suchoň, op. 84
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)

Awards

  • Crystal Valve
    2014

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Ivan Buffa: Creative Spirit
    10 Nov
    2018
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble
  • Peter Machajdík: Light
    for cello and piano
    20 Aug
    2017
    First performances in Slovakia
    Slovak Music in Contexts, Royal Hall of Zvolen Castle, Zvolen, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ján Bogdan (vc), Ivan Buffa (pf)
  • Ivan Buffa: Identity
    4 Jun
    2017
    First performances in Slovakia
    Quasars Ensemble & Košice, Vojtech Löffler Museum, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Stanislav Pristáš: Nadh´omme
    2017 First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble
  • Matej Sloboda: Absurde Märchen nach Texten von Daniil Charms
    14 Nov
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Epoché – New Slovak Music, Small Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Matúš Šimko (t), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Anton Jaro, jr.: Aporia
    for french horn, cello and harp
    14 Nov
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Epoché – New Slovak Music, Small Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Samuel Hvozdík: Regerna Symbio Irbis
    14 Nov
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Epoché – New Slovak Music, Small Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Departures, op. 85
    Six songs for bass and chamber ensemble on the poems by S. D. Šimko
    11 Jan
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Vladimír Bokes 70 – "The Art of Miniature", Concert Hall Dvorana, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Matúš Trávniček (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Two Canons
    11 Jan
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Vladimír Bokes 70 – "The Art of Miniature", Concert Hall Dvorana, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Peter Mosorjak (vn), Martin Mosorjak (cl), Attila Jankó (fg)
  • Vladimír Bokes: String Trio
    11 Jan
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Vladimír Bokes 70 – "The Art of Miniature", Concert Hall Dvorana, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Peter Mosorjak (vn), Eszter Krulik (vn), Ján Bogdan (vc)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Sextet
    for flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, viola and cello
    8 Dec
    2015
    First performances in Slovakia
    Kasárne/Culture Park, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Peter Martinček van Grob: Beyond the Sky II.
    for a solo wind instrument and chamber ensemble
    10 Nov
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Fragments
    for chamber ensemble
    10 Nov
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Lucia Papanetzová: Chamber Symphony
    3 Nov
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Ars Nova, House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Jozef Podprocký: Polka, Op. 1 No. 1c
    10 Jun
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert dedicated to the 70th birthday of Jozef Podprocký, Kasárne/Culture Park, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Jozef Podprocký: Straing Quartet No. 6 "Metamorphoses", Op. 62
    10 Jun
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert dedicated to the 70th birthday of Jozef Podprocký, Kasárne/Culture Park, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Maroš Potokár (vn), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc)
  • Ivan Buffa: Alexander Moyzes: Divertimento Op. 11
    19 May
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Eastern Slovak Gallery, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Before leaving
    for 9 players
    11 Mar
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Small Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasy
    17 Aug
    2013
    First performances in Slovakia
    Summer in the Park, Kasárne/Culture Park, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Dalibor Karvay (vn), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Maurice Ravel: Tzigane
    17 Aug
    2013
    First performances in Slovakia
    Summer in the Park, Kasárne/Culture Park, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Dalibor Karvay (vn), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Oldřich Hemerka: Dithyrambus
    17 Aug
    2013
    First performances in Slovakia
    Summer in the Park, Kasárne/Culture Park, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Organismi
    for mezzo-soprano, chamber ensemble and orchestra
    16 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Slovak Philharmonic, Szymon Bywalec (dir.)
  • Boško Milaković: A Bao A Qu
    for piano, viola and cello
    15 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Concertino, op. 88
    for cello and chamber ensemble
    15 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrej Gál (vc), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Petra Bachratá: Frozen Colors
    15 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Pavol Bizoň: Nonet, But Not This One
    for flute, oboe, clarinet, percussions, piano, violin, violin, viola and cello
    15 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Boško Milaković: 51
    1 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina-Záriečie, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Buffa (dir.), Quasars Ensemble
  • Vladimír Bokes: Fugue for 7 instruments, op. 87
    1 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina-Záriečie, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Organismo
    for chamber ensemble
    1 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina-Záriečie, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Buffa (dir.), Quasars Ensemble
  • Ján Zach: Sectio Aurea
    1 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina-Záriečie, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Buffa (dir.), Quasars Ensemble
  • Miloš Betko: Tiers, Op. 46
    for 7 instruments
    1 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina-Záriečie, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Waiting for Górecki
    for flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello
    1 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina-Záriečie, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Tomáš Boroš: Zlatá brána otvorená
    1 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina-Záriečie, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Buffa (dir.), Quasars Ensemble
  • Ivan Buffa: Rebirth
    for chamber ensemble
    6 Mar
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Miro Bázlik: Canonical Variations on a Chorale
    for string quartet, bass-baritone and harpsichord
    12 Nov
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Sergej Kopčák (b), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Tenebrae
    for bass and chamber ensemble
    12 Nov
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Three Words
    A piece for bass solo, bongo, flute, marimba and cello
    12 Nov
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Cantico delle Creature
    for four voices or mixed choir and chamber ensemble
    26 Oct
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Eva Šušková (s), Angelika Zajícová (a), Maroš Klátik (t), Matúš Trávniček (b), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Eclipse
    version for 4 singers (SATB) or mixed choir and chamber ensemble
    26 Oct
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Dvorana, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Šušková (s), Angelika Zajícová (a), Maroš Klátik (t), Matúš Trávniček (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Hvalospjev Ljubavi
    version for soprano, oboe, violin, viola and cello
    26 Oct
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Eva Šušková (s), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Stabat Mater
    version for bass, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola and cello
    26 Oct
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Matúš Trávniček (b), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Touch
    4 Feb
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Quintessences
    4 Feb
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Mosorjaková (flb), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Jozef Podprocký: Interlude Capricious, Op. 56
    for chamber ensemble
    12 Dec
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Slovak Radio, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Aphorisms
    for 8 instruments
    12 Nov
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Quasars
    for viola and ensemble
    12 Nov
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Zwiebel (vl), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Petra Bachratá: Somewhere... Where the Rainbow Ends
    12 Nov
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid
    1 Oct
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Musica Nobilis, Concert Hall of Reduta, Spišská Nová Ves, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marek Zwiebel (vn), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Sergei Prokofiev: Masks (from the ballet Romeo and Juliet)
    1 Oct
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Musica Nobilis, Concert Hall of Reduta, Spišská Nová Ves, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
    1 Oct
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Musica Nobilis, Concert Hall of Reduta, Spišská Nová Ves, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marek Zwiebel (vn), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Peter Machajdík: Inner Collection
    for cello and chamber orchestra
    3 Dec
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Lupták (vc), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Locatelli – Caprice
    14 Nov
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marek Zwiebel (vn), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    The work was performed as an encore after the concert programme.
  • Viera Janárčeková: Noneto
    14 Nov
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Petra Bachratá: Eyes Wide Shut
    for eight instruments
    25 Feb
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Postlude to the Centenary of Eugen Suchoň, op. 84
    for 10 instruments
    25 Feb
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    One Year After, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Narratorium
    Septet for flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello
    10 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Jana Kmiťová: Pavor nocturnus
    for 10 instruments
    10 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Prague Trio, op. 77
    for flute, oboe and clarinet
    5 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    Ars Nova Cassoviae – Festival of Contemporary Art, House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble
  • Martin Burlas: The Fear
    for flute, clarinet, string quartet and piano
    27 Feb
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble
  • First performances abroad
  • Ivan Buffa: Identity
    15 May
    2017
    First performances abroad
    Prague Spring International Music Festival, Concert hall of the Prague Conservatory, Prague, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Alexander Moyzes: Divertimento Op. 11
    7 Jun
    2014
    First performances abroad
    Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AT
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (pf)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Double Concerto for clarinet and accordion
    with string and percussions
    8 Jun
    2013
    First performances abroad
    Bamberg Contemporary Music Days, Altes E-Werk, Bamberg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Oliver Klenk (cl), Stefanie Schumacher (ac), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Tenebrae
    for bass and chamber ensemble
    26 Sep
    2012
    First performances abroad
    Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Musique Triste, op. 68
    pour trio à cordes
    20 Jun
    2012
    First performances abroad
    Forfest, Assembly hall of the castle, Kroměříž, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble
  • Vladimír Bokes: Fugue for 7 instruments, op. 87
    18 Jun
    2012
    First performances abroad
    Forfest, Assembly hall of the castle, Kroměříž, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Rebirth
    for chamber ensemble
    29 Aug
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Festival Ostrava Days 2011, Ostrava, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Alexander Albrecht: Der Verdammte
    27 Jun
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Varna, BG
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Petra Noskaiová (ms), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Alexander Albrecht: Friedhofgras
    27 Jun
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Varna, BG
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Petra Noskaiová (ms), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Alexander Albrecht: In der Winternacht
    27 Jun
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Varna, BG
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Petra Noskaiová (ms), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Alexander Albrecht: Lenz
    27 Jun
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Varna, BG
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Petra Noskaiová (ms), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Alexander Albrecht: Mein Herz
    27 Jun
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Varna, BG
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Petra Noskaiová (ms), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Alexander Albrecht: Reue
    27 Jun
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Varna, BG
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Petra Noskaiová (ms), Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Quintessences
    7 Feb
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Mosorjaková (flb), Ivan Buffa (dir.), Quasars Ensemble
  • Viera Janárčeková: Noneto
    23 Apr
    2010
    First performances abroad
    Ost-West-Podium, Kassel, DE
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid
    1 Jan
    2010
    First performances abroad
    Casinò di Campione, Campione d'Italia, IT
    PERFORMERS: Marek Zwiebel (vn), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Sergei Prokofiev: Masks (from the ballet Romeo and Juliet)
    1 Jan
    2010
    First performances abroad
    Casinò di Campione, Campione d'Italia, IT
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
    1 Jan
    2010
    First performances abroad
    Casinò di Campione, Campione d'Italia, IT
    PERFORMERS: Marek Zwiebel (vn), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Locatelli – Caprice
    24 Apr
    2009
    First performances abroad
    Ost-West-Podium, Kassel, DE
    PERFORMERS: Marek Zwiebel (vn), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Nineteen Eighty-Four
    (adaptation of the work 1984)
    24 Apr
    2009
    First performances abroad
    Ost-West-Podium, Kassel, DE
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Petra Bachratá: Eyes Wide Shut
    for eight instruments
    13 Nov
    2008
    First performances abroad
    Aveiro, PT
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Jana Kmiťová: Pavor nocturnus
    for 10 instruments
    13 Nov
    2008
    First performances abroad
    Festival de Outono, Universidad de Aveiro, Aveiro, PT
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Postlude to the Centenary of Eugen Suchoň, op. 84
    for 10 instruments
    13 Nov
    2008
    First performances abroad
    Aveiro, PT
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Narratorium
    Septet for flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello
    24 Sep
    2008
    First performances abroad
    Musica Viva 2008, Lisabon, PT
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Ivan Buffa: Quasars
    for viola and ensemble
    24 Sep
    2008
    First performances abroad
    Musica Viva 2008, Lisbon, PT
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Important putting abroad
  • Ivan Buffa: Organismo
    for chamber ensemble
    18 Apr
    2018
    Important putting abroad
    Concert of premiers 2, Krakow, PL
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)

Gallery

  • Photo: Melos-Ethos 2015: Quasars Ensemble 2015-11-11 Melos-Ethos 2015: Quasars Ensemble
    Eva Šušková, Quasars Ensemble

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Peter Brenkus
  • Photo: Melos-Ethos 2015: Quasars Ensemble 2015-11-11 Melos-Ethos 2015: Quasars Ensemble
    Reona Sato, Eva Šušková, Ivan Buffa, Quasars Ensemble

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Peter Brenkus
  • Photo: Melos-Ethos 2015: Quasars Ensemble 2015-11-11 Melos-Ethos 2015: Quasars Ensemble
    Ivan Buffa, Quasars Ensemble

    Author: Peter Brenkus
  • Photo: Melos-Ethos 2015: Quasars Ensemble 2015-11-11 Melos-Ethos 2015: Quasars Ensemble
    Ivan Buffa, Eva Šušková, Maja Hriešik, Zuzu Hudek, Reona Sato, Quasars Ensemble

    Author: Peter Brenkus
  • Photo: Melos-Ethos 2013 2013-11-10 Melos-Ethos 2013
    Kaija Saariaho, Quasars Ensemble

    Author: Peter Brenkus
  • Photo: Melos-Ethos 2013 2013-11-10 Melos-Ethos 2013
    Kaija Saariaho, Quasars Ensemble

    Author: Peter Brenkus
  • Photo: Quasars Ensemble 2009 Quasars Ensemble

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia

Audio

  • Zeljenka, Ilja: Three Words (excerpt)

    2012

    Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)

    Source: CD Sergej Kopčák – Last Words (Hudobné centrum, 2012)

Contact:
Ivan Buffa
buffa@quasarsensemble.com

www.quasarsensemble.com



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