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JPR Classics Live: Jiji, Guitar

The South Korean guitarist, composer, and DJ joined us ahead of her performance at the SOU Music Recital Hall to talk about her journey to the states and the multi-faceted music she performs today.

Equally adept at both electric guitar and classical guitar, Jiji Kim is an avid consumer of music from all genres, and an active performer of newly commissioned works.

As a young girl, her dream was to become a rock guitarist, but her parents instead bought her a classical guitar. Her talent quickly shown through, accepting an invitation to the Korea National University of Arts at age 14. A year later, after meeting guitarist Jason Vieux, Jiji transferred to Cleveland Institute of Music.