THURSDAY, JUNE 11
An award-winning chamber ensemble co-founded by an OCU alumna will be showcased in five free afternoon concerts at the 2009 OK Mozart Festival.
Enhake -- named for the Seminole word for "sound" or "call," -- features piano, violin, cello and clarinet. The group's pianist, Eun-Hee Park, earned her master's degree from the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.
Enhake's OK Mozart performances are scheduled for 4 p.m. June 15-19, at the First United Methodist Church, Fifth Street and Johnstone Avenue, in Bartlesville. Admission is free and open to the public.
The ensemble won the 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 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.
Enhake is schedule to perform in Carnegie Hall in 2010. A tour is scheduled for South Korea, Italy, France, Netherlands, Spain and Russia for concerts and competitions.