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Yo-Yo Ma

Chinese-American cellist

Yo-Yo Ma

Chinese-American cellist
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birthday
7th
October, 1955
Birth Place
Paris, France
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is an American cellist. Born in Paris to Chinese parents and educated in New York City, Ma was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He graduated from The Juilliard School and Harvard University, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. He has recorded more than 90 albums and received 18 Grammy Awards.
In addition to recordings of the standard classical repertoire, he has recorded a wide variety of folk music, such as American bluegrass music, traditional Chinese melodies, the tangos of Argentinian composer stor Piazzolla, and Brazilian music. He has collaborated with artists including jazz singer Bobby McFerrin, guitarist Carlos Santana, S rgio Assad and his brother, Odair, and singer-songwriter and guitarist James Taylor. Ma’s primary performance instrument is a Montagnana cello crafted in 1733 and valued at US$2.5 million.
He has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2006. He was awarded The Glenn Gould Prize in 1999, the National Medal of Arts in 2001, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, and the Polar Music Prize in 2012.
Ma is included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

instruments played
cello
Associated Acts

Silk Road Ensemble Emanuel Ax

Genres

Classical

Website
Years Active

1961 present

Name

Yo-Yo Ma

Nationality

France, United States of America

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