Yo-Yo Ma. A FAMOUS CELLIST. 製作人 : 一義 廖珮辰 31. birth.
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Yo-Yo Ma was born in 1955 to Chinese parents living in Paris. He began to study the cello withhis father at age 4 .He later studied with Janos Schols and in 1962 he began his studies with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School. A graduate of Harvard University,from which he also received honorary doctorate in 1991, he was also the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize in in 1978. Ma and his wife,Jill,have two children,Nicholas and Emily.
In early 1998 Yo-Yo Ma performed solo Bach in Cologne,Leipzig,Paris with Chen and later with Janowski,at the Salzburg Festival with Ashkenzan and at two BBC Proms in August.He will end 1998 with concerts with the Leipezig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Blomstedt and will then be joined by Kathryn Stott for recitals in Lisbon,Madrid and Andorra.
1999 will see him return to Europe in April for a tour with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra followed by additional recitals with Kathryn Stott.
1Ma has recorded fifty albums and has won fourteen Grammy Awards.
2 He plays two very old cellos. One was made in 1712, and the other was made in 1733. Each one is worth over a million dollars. Once he forgot his cello in the back of a New York City taxicab. The honest cab driver returned it to him.
He is married and has two children, Nicholas and Emily.•
Ma played music for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
My Son, Yo-Yo: A Biography of the Early Years of Yo-Yo Ma by Marina Ma (University of Michigan Press, 1995). Yo-Yo Ma’s mother tells about his childhood and family. The book was written for adults, but if you are interested, ask an adult to share the book with you.