Slipped Disc
By Norman Lebrecht
April 17, 2017
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Chicago soloist: ‘I used to get beat up by other kids’

The American violinist Jennifer Koh speaks movingly about growing up as the child of North Korean refugees in rural Illinois. ‘It was not fun to have eggs cracked into my hair every morning on the bus. I used to get beat up by other kids in my school, all the time.’

Jennifer began to understand her parents through reading post-Holocaust literature. ‘My Mom started her life begging for food at the side of the road.’

She speaks with remarkable candour in this new interview with Zsolt Bognar, brought to you exclusively by Slipped Disc.

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