Yo-Yo Ma is a Chinese American cellist, considered one of today’s finest practitioners of the cello in the world. He has performed with most of the world’s major orchestras. His recordings and performances of the “Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites” are particularly acclaimed. He currently plays with his own Silk Road Ensemble, which has the goal of bringing together musicians from diverse countries all of which are historically linked via the Silk Road.
Ma?s primary performance instrument is the Domenico Montagnana 1733 cello fabricated in Venice, a more than two hundred and seventy year old cello, nicknamed Petunia. In 1997 he was featured on the soundtrack to the Hollywood film starring Brad Pitt, “Seven Years in Tibet”. He has won many awards, including the Dan David Prize, and over ten Grammy Awards.
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