Violinist Basma Edrees and Pianist Ava Nazar met at The Juilliard School while pursuing their Masters degree. They have been friends ever since collaborating on a multiple of performances including a highlight performance at the United Nations in New York. Trained in the Western Classical musical tradition and growing up in their respective Eastern musical traditions, Egypt and Iran, Basma and Ava feature the rich aesthetics of both musical worlds and are passionate about expanding musical access across various communities.Their repertoire range from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Cesar Franck to Manuel De Falla, Astor Piazzolla, Reza Vali, and Sayed Darwish.
Basma and Ava are currently based in the San Fransisco Bay Area where they collaborate frequently. Recent season highlight includes a performance of tango music by Astor Piazzolla at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.