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Holes in the floor

The four cellists of Holes in the Floor are each currently pursuing various degrees at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Their mission is to explore and communicate the beauty and vitality of classical music through the voice of four cellos.

Born in Davis, CA, Eunghee Cho recently won Silver Medal at the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China. He is Artistic Director of the Mellon Music Festival in Davis and has soloed with orchestras around the country including with Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.

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Texan cellist Jonathan Butler has been recognized by the Boston Globe as “dynamic and committed.” Since winning several prizes in the Amsterdam Cello Biennale Competition, he frequently performs around the world with Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, A Far Cry, and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music.

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Japanese-Canadian cellist, Joy Yanai has collaborated with some of the world’s leading musicians including Kim Kashkashian, Laurence Lesser, and Ryu Goto, and has performed across the globe at such festivals as Pacific Music Festival and Banff Music Festival.

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South Korea-born cellist Yejin Hong was awarded second prize at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Moscow and has additionally performed internationally in Osaka, Seoul, Berlin, New York, and Boston.

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