Yo-Yo Ma is an American cellist, virtuoso, orchestral composer and winner of multiple Grammy Awards. In 1997, Ax was the Music Director of the alongside the conductor. For additional information, visit: , and. In March 2016, he was appointed Artistic Advisor at Large to the John F. In 1998 Ma founded the Silk Road Project, an arts organization that explored the cultural traditions along the Silk Road, an ancient trading route that linked China with the West. He has collaborated with artists including jazz singer Bobby McFerrin, guitarist Carlos Santana, and singer-songwriter and guitarist James Taylor. However, the couple married in 1978, and since then they have welcomed two children, Emily Hornor Ma and Nicholas.
His recordings of the Solo cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach have been especially acclaimed. Expanding upon this interest, in 1998, Mr. He was born in Paris and spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. Ma and his wife have two children. He later moved to New York City with his family and made his Carnegie Hall debut at age nine. He draws inspiration from a wide circle of collaborators, creating programs with such artists as Emanuel Ax, Daniel Barenboim, Kayhan Kalhor, Ton Koopman, Yu Long, Edgar Meyer, Mark Morris, Cristina Pato, Kathryn Stott, Chris Thile, Michael Tilson Thomas, Wu Man, Wu Tong, and Damian Woetzel. Once she matriculated, Jill enrolled at Cornell University, from which she graduated with a degree in German literature.
He continues to speak fluent Polish and uses it with his family at home. In addition to his conventional repertoire, Ma also recorded with improvisational singer Bobby McFerrin on Hush 1992 and with bluegrass musicians on Appalachia Waltz 1996 and Appalachian Journey 2000. He was the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize in 1978, and in 1991 Harvard awarded him an honorary doctorate in music. When he was seven the family moved to , where he studied piano playing at school and then two years later to , Manitoba, where he continued to study music, including as a member of The Junior Musical Club of Winnipeg. Ma has also released more than 90 albums, which have also increased his net worth, and for which he is a recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and numerous other prestigious awards, such as Avery Fisher Prize which he received in 1978, Glenn Gould Prize in 2011, Dan David Prize in 2006, and others.
He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2001, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, and Polar Music Prize in 2012. Through his work with Silkroad, as well as throughout his career, Yo-Yo Ma seeks to expand the classical cello repertoire, frequently performing lesser-known music of the 20th century and commissions of new concertos and recital pieces. He has won numerous awards and accolades including numerous Grammy awards and has recorded more than 50 albums, currently performing in the most important theaters and operas in the world. Yo-Yo Ma born October 7, 1955 is a Chinese-American cellist. First Meeting with Yo-Yo Ma Jill and Yo-Yo Ma met when they were both still teenagers, and as university separated them, they stayed in touch by messaging and email.
Ma's legions of admirers seek out his musical genius in his recordings. On Soul of the Tango 1997 , he recorded the tangos of Astor Piazzolla. Ma has met with, trained and mentored thousands of students worldwide in countries including Lithuania, Korea, Lebanon, Azerbaijan and China. He recorded the suites in 1983 and again in 1998. He is a world-renowned cellist, who has released over 90 albums, and thanks to his accomplishments has won 18 Grammy Awards. He has recorded more than 90 albums and received 18 Grammy Awards.
A prolific musician, by the end of the first decade of the 21st century Ma had recorded more than 75 albums and received more than 15 Grammy Awards. . He also played on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 , the sound track recording for the movie of the same name, and in 2003 collaborated with Latin American musicians on Obrigado Brazil. According to Ma, his first choice was the double bass due to its large size, but he compromised and took up cello instead. Of special interest to Ma were the six suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach, challenging masterpieces that were some of the first music he learned to play as a young boy. Jill Hornor is the wife of famous musician, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and a proud mother of their two children; the couple has been married since 1978.
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. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. His mother, Marina Lu, was a singer, and his father, Hiao-Tsiun Ma, was a violinist and professor of music at Nanjing National Central University. Nane Annan, the President of the General Assembly and the Messengers of Peace. In 1961 the family moved to and Ax continued his studies at the under. In this day and age, when everyone from twenty-something rockstars to the latest internet sensation would rush to publish their memoirs, you'd think that someone with the stature of Yo-Yo Ma would already have a substantial biography written - but there isn't.
So, under the influence of his family, from an early age he learned to play several instruments, and as a five-year-old boy began performing. Ax also played quartets briefly with Ma and violinists and. Ma became celebrated for performances and recordings of the standard cello repertoire and for receiving an unusually large number of commissions from contemporary composers. At the age of seven he moved to New York with the family, where he went to The Juilliard School. The child prodigy began performing before audiences at age five, and performed for Presidents John F.
Yo-Yo Ma was born in 1955 to Chinese parents living in Paris. He has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2006. He also performs works by such diverse figures as , , and , as well as more traditional composers such as , , , and. He began to study the cello with his father at age four and three years later moved with his family to New York City, where he continued his cello studies with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School. He has won numerous awards and distinctions including several Grammy , has recorded numerous albums and has performed in the largest theaters and operas on the planet. Here they can become acquainted with the energetic and charming Ma himself and trace the trajectory of his unique and distinguished career.
He has also worked on several film soundtracks, such as Tiger and Dragon Wo hu cang long or Memoirs of a Geisha. Above all, he is committed to the ever-evolving musical odyssey of his Silk Road Ensemble, itself part of a broader Silk Road Project aiming to explore the deep and varied artistic connections between East and West. Despite his real superstar status and thriving solo career, he has often sought out musicians outside the classical sphere and collaborated with them on fascinating recordings. Ma and Ax received high acclaim for their recordings of the sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven 1985 and Johannes Brahms 1991. Recent race On July 7, 1994, he premiered the Concert for Cello and Orchestra of John Williams, under his direction and accompanied by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1997 Yo-Yo Ma played the cello concert of Edward Elgar with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. Style Yo-Yo Ma has a more eclectic repertoire than typical classical music performers.