Holes in the floor
Boston-based cello quartet Holes in the Floor is comprised of cellists Jonathan Butler, Eunghee Cho, Yejin Hong, and Joy Yanai who have each built global reputations winning major prizes in numerous international string competitions. A relatively new addition to the international musical community, the ensemble strives to redefine the popularity and expressive potential of classical music through exciting and engaging performances and presentations of beloved classics as well as new commissions and premieres.
They have individually performed at festivals and with ensembles around the globe, including with the Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland), Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (Japan), the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival (U.S.A.), Cello Biënnale Amsterdam (Netherlands), the Banff Music Festival (Canada) and with the Sung Nam Symphony Orchestra (South Korea). Since forming at the New England Conservatory of Music last year, Holes in the Floor has been invited to perform on the Old First Concerts series in San Francisco, Third Sunday Concert Series in Berkeley, Nancy Lee Clark concert series at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Music on Norway Pond, MIT’s Music at Whitehead series, New England Conservatory’s Tuesday Night New Music series, and as ensemble-in-residence with the Mellon Music Festival.
Through New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship Grant, Holes in the Floor commissioned two new works for cello quartet and performed two more world premieres on their recent tour of California. In addition to their own transcriptions and arrangements, the ensemble has commissioned two young composers from the New England Conservatory to write new works for their Spring 2019 season.
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