Originally posted on TED Blog:
At age 14, violin virtuoso Ji-Hae Park was accepted to a prestigious music conservatory in Mainz, Germany – even though the school only accepted students 16 and older. By the time she was 17, a German foundation had lent Park a rare Guarneri violin to play, worth millions. But Park’s early fame took its toll.
[ted_talkteaser id=1750] “The violin which once meant everything to me became a grave burden,” she says in today’s talk, given at TED2013.