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Yo-Yo Ma

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Net worth 2018: $20 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Paris, France
Country: French
BirthDay: 7 October 1955
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.78 m
Education: Harvard University, Juilliard School, Columbia University

Yo-Yo Ma was bornon 7 October 1955 in Paris, France, French, is Cellist. Yo-Yo Ma is a renowned French-born Chinese American cellist and songwriter. Known for his extraordinary techniques and rich tones, he has won 18 Grammy awards in his career so far. He often collaborates with other musicians, from other genres as well as cultures, which has helped expand his audience. Yo-Yo Ma was born in Paris, France, to parents who both excelled in the field of music. He started receiving training in music from a very early age. He began playing the cello when he only was only four and a half. As a child prodigy Yo-Yo Ma gave his first public recital when he was only five. At the age of seven, he even performed for American Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. He has performed for the sound tracks of several well-known films such as 'Seven Years in Tibet', 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' and 'Memoirs of a Geisha'. He has also made guest appearances in popular TV shows, such as 'Arthur' and 'The West Wing'. Other than his works in music, he has also been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2006.


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He also performed at an interfaith service on April 2013, to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings


His music was featured in the 2010 American documentary film ‘Jews and Baseball’


In January 2009, Yo-Yo Ma performed ‘Air and Simple Gifts’ at the inauguration ceremony for the newly elected US President Barack Obama


Along with live performances, he continued working on and releasing albums, some of them being ‘Obrigado Brazil’ (2003), ‘Songs of Joy & Peace’ (2008), and ‘The Goat Rodeo Sessions’ (2011)


Yo-Yo Ma performed at the site of the World Trade Center on 11th September 2002, to remember the ones killed during the attack on the World Trade Center


‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ which was released in the year 2000, can be regarded the most important movie he has ever worked in


Yo-Yo Ma founded the Silk Road Project in 1998 to encourage collaboration among artists and institutions


Some of his early works are ‘Great Cello Concertos’ (1989), ‘Made in America’ (1993) and ‘Soul of the Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla’ (1997)


On July 5th, 1986, Yo-Yo Ma performed on the New York Philharmonic's tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, which was one of the most significant performances in his career


Yo-Yo Ma was born on 7 October 1955, in Paris, France to Chinese parents

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