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Alumna Pianist in Yellow Spring Finals, to Record for Centaur
Oklahoma City University alumna Eun-Hee Park is the pianist in enhake, an emerging classical chamber ensemble comprised of musicians from South Korea and the United States. The chamber group is one of the two finalists at the 2009 Yellow Spring Chamber Music Competition and is performing on an upcoming recording engineered by Grammy winner John Hadden and composer David Lipten, to be released on Centaur Records. Park received her master’s degree with high honors at Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, where she studied with Amy I-Lin Cheng. Enhake ’s unique instrumentation (clarinet-violin-cello-piano) allows the group to present key compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries and a vast repertoire of chamber masterworks of the classical and romantic eras in various trio combinations. In the Yellow Spring competition, enhake is representing Florida State University, where Park is studying for her doctorate. Enhake will compete against the Zodiac Trio, founded at the Manhattan School of Music and now based at the Cziffra Foundation in Paris. The ensemble also has been invited to perform in the Chamber Music Series in Weill Recital Hall for 2009-2010, with MidAmerica Productions Inc. Enhake made its Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall in 2007 with a program including John Mackey’s “Breakdown Tango.” Park has competed internationally and has received scholarships and awards both in Korea and the United States. She is the winner of Oklahoma’s Young Artists Competition, and earned a special prize for performance of contemporary music at the Competition Internationale in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has participated in the Corsi Internazionali di Musica (University of Urhino, Italy) and played in master classes for Margo Garrett, David Koreyaar, Renato Premezzi, Daniel Epstein, Daniel Pollack, Robert Marler, Tanya Bannister, Peter Miyamoto and the Merling Trio. Since its inception in 2007, enhake won first prize at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston and a Judges’ Special Recognition Prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition. The group was featured in 2008 OK Mozart Festival Showcase Series and will return for five performances in 2009. 2008-09 season highlights include a week-long residency with the Promising Artists of the 21st Century Series in Costa Rica in conjunction with the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano; and an appearance at the 14th Biennial Festival of New Music at Florida State University. In addition to their concert engagements, enhake promotes educational outreach through clinics and master classes. For more information, visit www.enhake.com.