“It’s 2.5 million won.” The late Hyunmi Piano, Carrots for sale and then disappeared.
- on Jun 11, 2023
A piano that belonged to the late singer Hyun Mi appeared on a second-hand trading platform last month. However, Hyun Mi’s family reportedly decided that they should keep the piano and withdrew the sale.
On the 16th of last month, on the used goods trading app ‘Carrot Market’, there was a posting saying, “The piano that Ms. Hyunmi loved and collected is being transferred to someone who will love it. The price is 2.5 million won,” the sale was posted. It was about selling the piano played by singer Hyun Mi, who passed away in April at the age of 85.
Singer Hyunmi sings to the accompaniment of a piano. [Photo: YouTube channel Yonhap]]
According to Yonhap, the post was made by Hyunmi’s nephew스포츠토토, Lee Jung-min. Mr. Lee, who was organizing the estate on behalf of Hyunmi’s two sons in the United States, put the piano up for sale along with other items.
However, after the post went viral, Lee received many inquiries about the piano and suddenly decided not to sell it. “When I saw the messages, there were questions like, ‘What should I do with it?'” he said. I immediately realized that it was being traded like a commodity, so I decided to keep it in the family for life,” he said.
On the 16th of last month, on the used goods trading app ‘Carrot Market’, a post was posted saying, “I’m selling the piano that Ms. Hyunmi loved and collected to someone who will love it. The price is 2.5 million won,” the listing read. [Photo source: YouTube channel ‘Yonhap News Agency’]
According to Hyunmi’s second son, Lee Young-joon, Hyunmi bought the piano in 1979, when she was living with her two sons after separating from the late composer Lee Bong-jo. The piano is a ‘U1’ model, which is known to have been made by Yamaha in Japan since the 1960s. The new price varies from 8 million to 14 million won, depending on the sub-model.
Unlike Lee Bong-jo, who didn’t want his sons to play music, Hyun Mi often called her eldest sons, Young Gon and Young Jun, to the piano and enjoyed playing with them.
In an interview with Yonhap News Agency, Hyun Mi’s second son, Young Jun, said, “Almost every day my mother touched the piano. At home, my mom would suddenly play the piano and say, ‘Young-gon, bring out your guitar,’ or ‘You should put some chords on it,'” he recalled.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s leading female diva, Hyun Mi, pioneered Korean pop with her jazzy vocals. She debuted as the Hyun Sisters in 1957 and gained widespread popularity with her first album, “Night Fog,” in 1962.