The winner of the 2019 Parkhouse Award is Lux Trio:
Jae Hyeong Lee, violin; Hoon Sun Chae, cello; Eunyoo An, piano
In 2014 Eunyoo An, Jae Hyeong Lee and Hoon Sun Chae founded the Lux Trio in Berlin. Initially they studied together at Yewon Middle School and Seoul Art High School in South Korea before meeting again in Berlin to play as the Lux Trio.
The Lux Trio received Third Prize, Audience Prize, and Best Prize for their interpretation of the commissioned composition, as well as two more special prizes at the 62nd ARD Music international competition (2018) in Munich. They were the first Korean piano trio to take part.
In March 2019 they were invited to perform as part of the Rising Star Series at the Kumho Art Hall in Korea.
In April they won the 2019 Parkhouse Award in Wigmore Hall, London. Before that they also received First Prize at the Gasteig Musikpreis Competition (2018) in Munich and First Prize with a unanimous decision at Alice-Samter Stiftung Kammermusikwettbewerb (2016) in Berlin.
In 2017 the Lux Trio won first prize at the Artsylvia Foundation Chamber Music Audition in South Korea which provides artistic development and support for the ensemble. Other prizes include from the International Chamber Music Competition in Turin, the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in Poland and at Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb in Berlin.
They have been invited to perform numerous concerts across Germany and Italy with concerts in Munich: Tage der Kammermusik 2019, and in the Konzerthalle Bamberg being broadcast by BR Bayern. During the 2019/20 season they will tour as ARD competition prizewinners and will also make their debut in Belgium, England and Canada.
Since 2016, the Lux Trio has worked intensively with Dirk Mommertz (Fauré Piano Quartett) and Christoph Poppen at the Hochschule for Musik and Theater Munich. They actively participate in masterclasses with the Fauré Piano Quartett, Eberhard Feltz, Heime Muller and Hariolf Schlichtig. They work frequently with Priya Mitchell and Mischa Meyer, and from 2018 were chosen for the chamber coaching programme by the Belcea Quartet.