Thursday, January 14
Roshong Recital Hall, 12:20pm, Free Admission
Constantly inspiring audiences around the world with its electrifying and sincere renditions of chamber music repertoire spanning classical to contemporary masterworks, enhakē (Wonkak Kim, clarinet; M. Brent Williams, violin; Katherine Geeseman, cello; Eun-Hee Park, piano) has been praised for its “playing of the very highest caliber” (Fanfare) and “keen instinct for exciting programmes" (BBC Music Magazine). The group’s 2010 Carnegie Hall recital Made in America was lauded for its "rock solid rhythmic integrity...strengths in balance, intonation, and musicality” and described as a “polished, yet spontaneous performance" (The New York Concert Review).
The grand-prize winner of the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition (2009), gold medalist of the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition at Carnegie Hall (2008) and laureate of the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (2011), enhakē regularly performs throughout the world’s most exciting venues, including NYC’s Weill Recital Hall, at the OK Mozart Festival, ISCM South Korea’s Young-San Arts Hall, CMS International Conference (Buenos Aires, Argentina), ICA's International ClarinetFest, the Pan-Music Festival at Seoul Arts Center, and the Promising Artist of the 21st Century Series in Costa Rica under the auspices of the US Department of State and Costa Rica - North America Cultural Center. A staunch advocate of new music, they collaborate with leading composers such as Libby Larsen, Peter Lieuwen, and Edward Knight who have written for and/or dedicated music to the group. enhakē has recorded extensively and can be heard on NPR stations across the country as well as from its CDs on the Emeritus and Naxos labels.