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"We are humanists as musicians: how in my life can I contribute?"

Jennifer Koh

In a beautiful and sensitive look at her childhood and musical beginnings, Jennifer Koh describes how she learned empathy in growing up as a minority to refugee immigrant parents, and how being bullied as a child taught her a more overarching message about considering the lives of others--and expressing it through her commitment to music.


Jennifer Koh made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11, and has since been heard with leading orchestras around the world. She is Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, winner of the 1994 Tchaikovsky Competition, and a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Ms. Koh is also the Artistic Director of arco collaborative, an artist-driven nonprofit that fosters a better understanding of our world through a musical dialogue inspired by ideas and the communities around us.

Episode 44

Running time: 22  minutes

Posted on May 28, 2017 by ZB.

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