Pianist Paik Kun-woo to Play for Pope in Seoul

Paik Kun-woo Paik Kun-woo

Pianist Paik Kun-woo will play for Pope Francis during his visit to Korea next month.

Paik, who is Catholic, will play "Légende No. 1: St. François d'Assise: La prédication aux oiseaux" (St. Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds) by Franz Liszt when the pontiff beautifies 124 Korean martyrs in Gwanghwamun Plaza on Aug. 16.

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung asked Paik to do so, according to the organizers of the papal visit.

He asked when Paik and his actress wife Yun Jung-hee visited to congratulate him on his appointment as Korea's third cardinal in January.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 30, 2014 10:52 KST