The komungo is a traditional Korean instrument that dates back to the 4th century.
Now the ancient instrument is being played in modern, western-style arrangements.
That is due in large part to compose and komungo player Jin Hi Kim.
Lonny Shavelson has more.
A musician playing a k?mungo, a type of Korean zither with six strings. (Photo: The National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts)
Jin Hi Kim plays the komungo during a concert at Stanford. (Photo: Lonny Shavelson)