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South Korea’s 96-year-old pianist hopes to keep playing

South Korean Jegal Sam has been playing the piano for 82 years – and is still going strong.

The 96-year-old has been inseparable from the instrument even since he first took it up aged 14. It gave him a career teaching which spanned more than 50 years, and even saved him from conscription during the Korean war.

Now long retired, he still practises every day – just in case the chance to perform should ever pop up.

Video by BBC Korean

Published
12 hours ago

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