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  • (Music)

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you.

  • Hi, everybody.

  • Ban-gap-seum-ni-da.

  • I'd like to share with you a little bit of me

  • playing my life.

  • I might look successful and happy

  • being in front of you today,

  • but I once suffered from severe depression

  • and was in total despair.

  • The violin, which meant everything to me,

  • became a grave burden on me.

  • Although many people tried to comfort and encourage me,

  • their words sounded like meaningless noise.

  • When I was just about to give everything up

  • after years of suffering,

  • I started to rediscover the true power of music.

  • (Music)

  • In the midst of hardship,

  • it was the music that gave me, and it restored my soul.

  • The comfort the music gave me

  • was just indescribable,

  • and it was a real eye-opening experience for me too,

  • and it totally changed my perspective on life

  • and set me free from the pressure

  • of becoming a successful violinist.

  • Do you feel like you are all alone?

  • I hope that this piece will touch and heal your heart,

  • as it did for me.

  • (Music)

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you.

  • Now, I use my music to reach people's hearts

  • and have found there are no boundaries.

  • My audience is anyone who is here to listen,

  • even those who are not familiar with classical music.

  • I not only play at the prestigious classical concert halls

  • like Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center,

  • but also hospitals, churches, prisons,

  • and restricted facilities for leprosy patients,

  • just to mention a few.

  • Now, with my last piece, I'd like to show you

  • that classical music can be so much fun, exciting,

  • and that it can rock you.

  • Let me introduce you to my brand new project,

  • "Baroque in Rock,"

  • which became a golden disc most recently.

  • It's such an honor for me.

  • I think, while I'm enjoying my life as a happy musician,

  • I'm earning a lot more recognition than I've ever imagined.

  • But it's now your turn.

  • Changing your perspectives

  • will not only transform you but also the whole world.

  • Just play your life with all you have,

  • and share it with the world.

  • I really look forward to witnessing

  • a transforming world by you, TEDsters.

  • Play your life, and stay tuned.

  • (Music)

  • (Applause)


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【TED】Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul (The violin, and my dark night of the soul | Ji-Hae Park)

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    VoiceTube posted on 2013/06/05
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