Quasi Trio was founded in 2014 in Prague, where it still has its home base today. All three members - Marie Hasoňová (violin), Judita Škodová (cello), Kateřina Ochmanová (piano) - have also studied abroad and have achieved many successes at international competitions and masterclasses. The ensemble has completed a two-year residency at the CRR in Paris in the class of the world-renowned Trio Wanderer, and from autumn 2019 will be pursuing a postgraduate programme at MDW University in Vienna in the classes of Johannes Meissl and Avedis Kouyoumdjian.
Although Quasi Trio tries to focus its activities primarily on domestic audiences, it also participates in international projects and masterclasses. It has won awards in the field of international competitions (B. Martinů Competition, Salieri—Zinetti Chamber Music Competition, International Plovdiv Chamber Music Competition and others). The trio is a two-time winner of the Best Chamber Ensemble Award, given by the International Summer Academy Masterclasses in Reichenau an der Rax, Austria. As a winner of this prize, the ensemble was also given the opportunity to perform in the ORF Radio Hall in Vienna. Quasi Trio's achievements also include several awards for the interpretation of Bohuslav Martinů's music, which its members have won in the Czech Republic and abroad, both as soloists and as part of chamber ensembles.
In addition to their cooperation with leading Czech orchestras (PKF - Prague Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic, Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, Orchestr Berg, etc.), the members of Quasi Trio also perform as soloists in their chamber and educational series, for example in L. van Beethoven's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano. The Quasi Trio's repertoire includes classical works from the Baroque to the 20th century, and the ensemble also collaborates with contemporary composers such as Eliška Cílková, Lukáš Sommer and Zdeněk Merta.
Marie Hasoňová – violin
Kateřina Ochmanová – piano
Judita Škodová – cello *
* member of PKF – Prague Philharmonia