Yo‐Yo Ma
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1955-10-07
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Yo‐Yo Ma

Yo‐Yo Ma Biography (Wikipedia)

Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is an American cellist. Born in Paris, France 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 Ástor Piazzolla, and Brazilian music. He has collaborated with artists including jazz singer Bobby McFerrin, guitarist Carlos Santana, Sérgio 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, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, and Polar Music Prize in 2012.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 2015: Prom 68: Bach – Six Cello Suites
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-09-05T19:47:19
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5
Sep
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 68: Bach – Six Cello Suites

Proms 2015: Prom 68: Bach – Six Cello Suites

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2011: Prom 61: Fitkin & Beethoven
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e39p5v
Royal Albert Hall
2011-08-31T19:47:19
31
Aug
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 61: Fitkin & Beethoven

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2011: Proms Chamber Music 7: Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebdhzc
Cadogan Hall
2011-08-29T19:47:19
29
Aug
2011

Proms 2011: Proms Chamber Music 7: Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2009: Prom 75
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebhv2m
Royal Albert Hall
2009-09-11T19:47:19
11
Sep
2009

Proms 2009: Prom 75

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2004: Proms Chamber Music 05
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ejj2mb
Victoria & Albert Museum
2004-08-16T19:47:19
16
Aug
2004

Proms 2004: Proms Chamber Music 05

Victoria & Albert Museum

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