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Eastman artist in residence brings world-renowned music to seniors

Yungjung Lee is the first student from the Eastman School of Music who was selected as the artist in residence at Valley Manor, a senior community. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - An unusual living arrangement for a violinist from South Korea is helping to bridge a generational gap.

Yungjung Lee is the first student from the Eastman School of Music who was selected as the artist in residence at Valley Manor, a senior community.

Lee will live with and spend time with the residents at Valley Manor and give monthly performances - in exchange for a modest monthly rent.

"A lot of people love music, but some people have a hard time to go to concerts because of their physical ability," Lee said Monday. "Since I'm here, I just want to play music for them. And if they just enjoy the music, I will be happy as a musician."

"I thought it would be a great time for me and you guys to share a lot of stories and my music," Lee added.

Lee began studying the violin at the age of five. She has performed with orchestras around the world.

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