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Yo-Yo Ma

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Biography:
Birth Place: Paris, France
Years Active: fl. ca. 1961-present
Genres: Classical

Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a French-born American cellist, virtuoso, orchestral composer of Chinese descent, and winner of multiple Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts in 2001 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. He is one of the most famous cellists of the modern age. At a very young age, Ma began studying violin, and later viola, before finding his true calling by taking up the cello in 1960 at age four. The child prodigy began performing before audiences at age five, and performed for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower when he was seven. At age eight, he appeared on American television with his sister, Yeou-Cheng Ma, in a concert conducted by Leona...

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Albums:

Sing Me Home

Going Home

St. James Infirmary Blues

Songs From The Arc Of Life

The Mission: Yo Yo Ma - The Classic Albums Co…

Songs My Mother Taught Me (From "Gypsy Songs"…

Sonata For Cello And Piano In E Minor, Op. 38…

Ave Maria

Romance For Cello And Piano

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News:
Paul Simon Paul Simon And Yo-Yo Ma To Share 2012 Polar Music Prize

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Simon Cowell Celebrity Birthdays - October 7, 2011

Neil Diamond Neil Diamond & Meryl Streep To Receive Kennedy Center Honors


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