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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:

Piano Trio No.2/Cello Sonata

Cello Sonata No.4/Variations

Piano Trios

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2, Cello Sonata …

Goldenthal: Fire Water Paper: A Vietnam Orato…

Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1; Brahms: String Qu…

Dvorák: Piano Trios (Remastered)

Inspired By Bach: The Cello Suites

Robert White Sings Beethoven (Remastered)

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

Meryl Streep Stars Pay Tribute To Meryl Streep At The Kennedy Center Honors

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

Raiders of the Lost Ark Concord Records To Release Expanded 'Indiana Jones' Soundtracks Feb. 17


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Videos:
On This Day: October 7

Streep and Diamond Among Kennedy Center Honorees

On This Day - 7th October

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