2Yo-Yo Ma is one of the world's most sought-after cellists Yo-Yo Ma is one of the world's most sought-after cellists. He has performed all over the world, both as a soloist and as a symphony player……
3Yo-Yo Ma’s Biography Was born in Paris in 1955. Began his cello studies with his father at age four.The family moved to New York where he studied at the Julliard School and at later at Harvard University, where he also received an honorary doctorate.Gave his first public concert at the age of five.Played at Carnegie Hall at the age of nine.Has recorded over 45 albums.
4Has won 12 Grammy Awards.He and his wife, Jill, have two children, Nicholas and Emily.He currently plays a Montanan cello from Venice made in 1733 and a Davidoff Stradivarius made in 1712； both over 200 years old.Yo-Yo Ma has recorded albums with many other musicians. Perhaps the most unusual team-up is with Bobby McFerrin, a vocalist. The album is called "Hush", which contains classical music by Vivaldi, Bach, and others, along with some original compositions by Mr. McFerrin.
5Yo-Yo Ma’s Awards1986 Grammy Award for Cello Concertos by Elgar and Walton1990 Grammy Award for Cello Concertos by Barber and Britten Gramophone Magazine Award for Brahms: Piano Quartets1991 Grammy Award for Brahms: Piano Quartets1992 "Top Classical Crossover Album" in Billboard Magazine for Hush1993 Grammy Award for Brahms: Cello Sonatas Grammy Award for concerted works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev Diapason "5" Award for "Made in America"
61994 Grammy Award for Bach: Suites for Unaccompanied Cello 1995 Grammy Award and Diapason "5" Award for "The New York Album" Grammy Award for Trios by Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms1996 Diapason D'Or Award for Schubert: Trout Quintet & Arpeggione Sonata
7Yo-Yo Ma’s Discography 2002NaqoyqatsiIn Tribute and CelebrationEdgar MeyerYo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John WilliamsSilk Road Journeys: When Strangers MeetClassic Perlman: Rhapsody2001Classic Yo-YoClassical HitsHeartland: An Appalachian Anthology
82000 1999 Inspired by Bach, Volume 2 (DVD) Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonInspired by Bach, Volume 1 (DVD)Corigliano: Phantasmagoria (The Fantasy Album)Simply Baroque IIAppalachian Journey Live inConcert (VHS and DVD)Dvorák: Piano Quartet No.2,Sonatina in G, Romantic PiecesAppalachian Journey1999John Williams Greatest HitsMy First 79 YearsSoloShort Trip HomeBrahms: Piano Concerto No.2, Cello SonataOp.78Lulie the IcebergFranz Joseph HaydnSimply Baroque
91998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 Tavener: The Protecting Veil Korngold/ Schmidt: Music for Strings and Piano Left HandInspired by Bach: "Six Gestures" -- Cello Suite No.6Inspired by Bach: "Struggle for Hope" -- Cello Suite No.5Inspired by Bach: "The Music Garden" -- Cello Suite No.1Inspired by Bach: "Falling Down Stairs" -- Cello Suite No.3Inspired by Bach1997Liberty!Soul of the TangoThe Tango LessonSeven Years in TibetSymphony 1997From Ordinary ThingsMozart: The Piano Quartets1996Premieres: Cello Concertos by Danielpour, Kirchner and RouseSchubert and Boccherini String QuintetsLieberson: King GesarAppalachia WaltzConcertos from the New WorldSchubert: Trout Quintet; Arpeggione SonataBrahms, Beethoven, Mozart: Clarinet TriosPortrait of Yo-Yo MaHush1995Greatest Hits: Saint-SaënsTackling the Monster: Marsalis on Practice (VHS)1994Immortal BelovedThe New York AlbumChopin: Chamber MusicGreatest Hits: GershwinGreatest Hits: RachmaninoffBeethoven, Schumann: Piano QuartetsDvorák In Prague: A Celebration1993Made in AmericaWoody Allen ClassicsYo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood (VHS)Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, String TrioFauré: Piano Quartets1992Brahms: Cello SonatasProkofiev: Sinfonia Concertante; Tchaikovsky: Rococco Variations; Andante CantabileBrahms: Sextets; moreSaint-Saëns: Organ Symphony; Bacchanale; Marche Militaire; Carnaval des animaux; Danse macabre
101991Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev: Cello SonatasSaint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1; Piano Concerto No.2; Violin Concerto No.31990Brahms: The Piano QuartetsA Cocktail PartyStrauss: Don Quixote; Die Liebe der Danae1989Great Cello Concertos: Dvorák, Elgar, Haydn, Saint-Säens, SchumannStrauss, Britten: Cello SonatasShostakovich: Quartet No.15; Gubaidulina: RejoiceAnything GoesThe Japanese AlbumShostakovich: Symphony No.5; Cello ConcertoBarber: Cello Concerto; Britten: Symphony for Cello & Orchestra1988Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2; Cello SonataDvorák: Piano TriosSchumann: Cello Concerto; Adagio & Allegro; Fantasiestücke; moreBrahms: Double Concerto; Piano Quartet No.31987Beethoven: Complete Cello SonatasBoccherini: Cello Concerto; J.C. Bach: Sinfionia ConcertanteMozart: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor; Schubert: String Quartet No.151986Dvorák: Cello Concerto; Silent Woods; RondoHaydn: Cello ConcertosBeethoven: Cello Sonata No.4; VariationsStrauss: Don Quixote; Schoenberg: Cello Concerto1985Mozart: Divertimento, K.563Elgar, Walton: Cello ConcertosJapanese MelodiesBach: Unaccompanied Cello SuitesSchubert: Quintet in C Major1984Haydn: Three Favorite Concertos -- Cello, Violin & Trumpet ConcertosBach: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and HarpsichordBeethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos.3 & 5Bolling: Suite for Cello & Jazz Piano TrioShostakovich, Kabalevsky: Cello Concertos1983Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Op.5, Nos.1 & 2Saint-Saëns, Lalo: Cello ConcertosKreisler, Paganini: Works