Korean violinist Jenny Bae is one of the most distinguished violinists in the world. She previously lived in Seoul and New York where she also studied in the prestigious Juillard School of Arts.

In a recent BBC interview she talks about the competitiveness of growing up as an aspiring musician in South Korea.

As an Ambassador to the Red Cross in Asia, Jenny performed to both South Korean and North Korean presidents. She is the first South Korean to record with the North Korean Symphony to help raise the money to build proper hospitals in North Korea.

She is one of few musicians to have performed in front of both presidents. She describes what it was like to perform in North Korea and how different it was to her home country.

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An avid fan of Manchester Utd and their player, fellow Korean Ji Sung Park,  she was invited to Old Trafford as the guest celebrity at the match against Chelsea for the World Club Champions in 2009.

Bae also recorded a brand new version of the classic Manchester United song “Glory Glory Man United” with The World Red Army.

Violinist Jenny Bae interviewing with Barbita Sharma, presenter for Newsday of BBC World News.

Sources: BBC News + Jenny Bae’s MySpace + MUFC fansite

Photos: KCCUK flickr

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