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Alumna's Chamber Ensemble Wins Yellow Springs Grand Prize
Alumna Eun-Hee Park is the pianist in enhake, a classical ensemble that has won grand prize in the 2009 Yellow Springs Chamber Competition and the 2009 James and Lola Faust Competition. The group beat out the France-based Zodiac Trio, represented by the Cziffra Foundation, for the $3,000 Yellow Springs prize. Enhake — the name is derived from the Seminole word for “sound” or “call” — is comprised of musicians from South Korea and the United States and features clarinet, violin, cello and piano. “The prize money will be added to commission renown American composer Libby Larsen’s work to be written for us and scheduled to premiere in Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall next spring,” Park said. Enhake also is performing on an upcoming recording engineered by Grammy winner John Hadden and composer David Lipten, to be released on Centaur Records. The chamber music group, based at Florida State University, is gold medal laureate of the 2008 International Chamber of Music Ensemble Competition and winner of the 2008 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Enhake recently made its international concert debut in Costa Rica, during their week-long residency with the Promising Artists of the 21st Century Series in conjunction with Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano. In 2008, enhake made its Carnegie Hall debut featuring John Mackey’s Breakdown tango at Weill Recital Hall. In addition to enhake’s 2010 Carnegie Hall appearance, a tour is scheduled for South Korea, Italy, France, Netherlands, Spain and Russia for concerts and competitions.