The Barclay Trio, comprised of Stetson piano professor Sean Kennard, violinist Dennis Kim, and cellist Jonah Kim, was named Ensemble-in-Residence of the Irvine Barclay Theater, California. The ensemble made its stellar debut at the Barclay in June 2021 and is the first Ensemble-in-Residence in the Barclay’s 30-year history.
“The Barclay Trio appears to have sprung to life fully formed… a group whose members already interact with precision and ease, who feint and dodge as if of one mind.”– Voice of OC
The trio’s founding in 2021 is the culmination of years of collaboration between its members. Dennis and Jonah have appeared frequently at Festival Mozaic and at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Jonah and Sean have played as recital partners for years, recently releasing a duo album on the Delos label. All three members appear together regularly on the Celtic to Classical summer concert series in Delaware, where they perform new works and push stylistic boundaries.