Yo‐Yo Ma

Cellist. Born 7 October 1955
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 a Chinese-American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and 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 19 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 National Medal of Arts in 2001, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, and Polar Music Prize in 2012.

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Gigue)
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Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Gigue)
Astor Piazzolla
Libertango
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Libertango
Trad.
College Hornpipe
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College Hornpipe
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV1007 (4th mvt, Sarabande)
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Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV1007 (4th mvt, Sarabande)
Traditional Malian, Toumani Diabaté, Silk Road Ensemble & Yo‐Yo Ma
Ichichila
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Ichichila

Ichichila

Composer
Traditional Malian
Director
Sergey Rachmaninov
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
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Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
Anon.
Dona Nobis Pacem
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Dona Nobis Pacem
Esa‐Pekka Salonen
Cello Concerto: II
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Cello Concerto: II
Johannes Brahms
Cello Sonata no. 2 in F major, Op. 99: II. Adagio affettuoso
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Cello Sonata no. 2 in F major, Op. 99: II. Adagio affettuoso
André Previn
Vocalise for voice, cello and piano
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Vocalise for voice, cello and piano
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Havanaise, op. 83
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Havanaise, op. 83
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
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Cello Suite No 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian Bach
Gigue (Cello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009)
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Gigue (Cello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Triple Concerto - 3rd mvt: Rondo all Polacca
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Triple Concerto - 3rd mvt: Rondo all Polacca
Johann Sebastian Bach
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010: Courante
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.4 in E Flat Major, BWV 1010: Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (Prelude)
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Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (Prelude)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009: Bourrees I & II
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009: Bourrees I & II
Johann Sebastian Bach
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Johann Sebastian Bach
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Courante
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Courante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Quartet in G minor K.478 - Allegro
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Piano Quartet in G minor K.478 - Allegro
Trad.
The Wassail Song / All through the Night
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The Wassail Song / All through the Night
George Gershwin
3 Preludes, (arr. Yo Yo Ma)
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3 Preludes, (arr. Yo Yo Ma)
Träd
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) (with counterpoint)
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Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) (with counterpoint)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.6 in D Major, BWV 1012: Gavottes I & II
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.6 in D Major, BWV 1012: Gavottes I & II
Trad.
Joy To The World
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Joy To The World

Joy To The World

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Performer
Music Arranger
Osvaldo Golijov
Azul 1st movement 'Paz sulfurica'
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Azul 1st movement 'Paz sulfurica'
Chris Thile
Sonata For Viola De Gamba No 3 - Vivace
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Sonata For Viola De Gamba No 3 - Vivace
Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (1st mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (1st mvt)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand Op.23 - 'Rondo-Finale'
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Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand Op.23 - 'Rondo-Finale'
Felix Mendelssohn
Scherzo from Piano Trio in D Minor Op.49
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Scherzo from Piano Trio in D Minor Op.49
John Zorn
Briel
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Briel
Olivier Messiaen
Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus from Quartet for the End of Time
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Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus from Quartet for the End of Time
Edgar Meyer
Appalachian Journey - Indecision
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Appalachian Journey - Indecision
Sergey Rachmaninov
Cello Sonata in G minor (4th mvt)
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Cello Sonata in G minor (4th mvt)
Camille Saint‐Saëns
The Carnival of the Animals R.125: XIII. The Swan
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The Carnival of the Animals R.125: XIII. The Swan
Dmitry Shostakovich
Trio No 2 for Violin, Cello & Piano, Op 67
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Trio No 2 for Violin, Cello & Piano, Op 67
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25 (Rondo alla Zingarese)
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Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25 (Rondo alla Zingarese)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bourrees 1 and 2 from Suite no 3 for solo cello in C, BWV 1009
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Bourrees 1 and 2 from Suite no 3 for solo cello in C, BWV 1009
Yo‐Yo Ma
Prelude From Suite No 1 In G Major, BWV 1007
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Prelude From Suite No 1 In G Major, BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian Bach
Contrapunctus XIII a 3, "Rectus" & "Inversus"
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Contrapunctus XIII a 3, "Rectus" & "Inversus"
Ludwig van Beethoven
7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fuhlen' WoO 46 for cello and piano
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7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fuhlen' WoO 46 for cello and piano
César Camargo Mariano
Samambaia
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Samambaia
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 16c (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 16c (3rd mvt)
Zhou Ziping, Yo‐Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble
Sacred Cloud Music
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Sacred Cloud Music

Sacred Cloud Music

Composer
Zhou Ziping
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 (Gigue)
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Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 (Gigue)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2015: Prom 68: Bach – Six Cello Suites
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-09-05T20:36:06
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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
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Royal Albert Hall
2011-08-31T20:36:06
31
Aug
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 61: Fitkin & Beethoven

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2011: Proms Chamber Music 7: Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
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Cadogan Hall
2011-08-29T20:36:06
29
Aug
2011

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

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2009: Prom 75
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Royal Albert Hall
2009-09-11T20:36:06
11
Sep
2009

Proms 2009: Prom 75

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2004: Proms Chamber Music 05
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Victoria & Albert Museum
2004-08-16T20:36:06
16
Aug
2004

Proms 2004: Proms Chamber Music 05

Victoria & Albert Museum

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