Profile: Ji-Yong


The big news at the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s last set at the Civic Center Theater was guest pianist Ji-Yong, a lad of 15 who plays as if he’s 50.
Note-perfect performances by nimble-fingered keyboardists of any age are legion, but Ji-Yong is different. This kid has soul and an incredibly compelling manner when he performs. Something magical happens when he touches the piano keys.

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