Little Ears Collective
Little Ears Collective is a NYC based group made up musicians of all genres coming from very diverse backgrounds including Chicago, Montana, France, NYC, Nashville, South Korea, and California. They are unique in their talent of blending HipHop, Classical, Jazz, Funk, and Soul. In addition to transcribing popular music into a live instrumental groove, they also individually compose their own original works to perform as a group.
The collective consists of international professional musicians that have performed in venues in the New York area such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, National Sawdust, Rockwood Music Hall, Terminal 5, DROM, the Guggenheim Museum, Electric Factory, and many more. Recent collaborations have included Avery Florence, Armani White, and many others.
Eilene Lee, 16, is a junior at Bergen County Academies, and started the violin at the age of 5. Eilene has been studying with Yu-Jeong Lee and currently is a student of Naoko Tanaka at The Juilliard School, pre-college division. Eilene has won prizes in numerous national and international violin competitions. She was the 1st prize winner of the YWCA New York Music Competition, the NY International Music Concours, and a winner of the NLPA National Young Virtuosi Recital Competition. She has won prizes in other competitions such as the KRB NY International Music Competition, the International Virtuoso competition, and the International Grande Music Competition. She has performed in the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie, and the Merkin Hall in Kaufman Center. Her orchestral experiences include the New Jersey Region I Junior High School Orchestra, where she has served as concertmaster, the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra 2, and the Juilliard Pre-college Symphony where she has served as principal.
Ki-Deok Park comes from Northbrook, IL, where he was the Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. He attends Manhattan School of Music and is a student of Pascual Martinez-Forteza. He currently is the principal clarinetist of the New York Youth Symphony.