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Yo-Yo Ma is a world-famous Chinese-American cellist. He is considered one of the best cellists in the world and has made over 50 albums.
He was born to Chinese parents living in Paris. He began to study the cello with his father at age 4 and soon came with his family to New York, where he spent most of his formative years. Later, his principal teacher was Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School. He sought out a traditional liberal arts education to expand upon his conservatory training, graduating from Harvard University in 1976. Read more on Last.fm
1978 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals (Remastered)
1978 The Essential Yo-Yo Ma
1976 Classic Perlman: Rhapsody
1975 Mozart: Serenade, K. 361; Sonata for Bassoon & Cello, K. 292
1967 Brahms: Piano Trios
1961 Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony, Bacchanale from Samson & Dalila, Marche Militaire, Danse Macabbre and Carnaval des Animaux
1961 Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony - Carnival of the Animals - Bacchanale - March militaire - Danse Macabre
Qigang Chen Iris Dévoilée
Apr 18, 2019
#BachProject partner RGISC Rio Grande International Study Center advocates for bi-national collaboration between the US and Mexico to protect the Rio Grande. Through awareness, research, education, and stewardship, they preserve the river and its environment for present and future generations. #cultureconnectsus
Apr 17, 2019
I learned so much about the open hearts of the people of "Los Dos Laredos” on the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend. #cultureconnectsus #BachProject
Apr 16, 2019
The #BachProject isn't just about Bach. Food, art, science, storytelling...they all help us to understand ourselves, each other, and our environment. Through head and heart, this is culture. #cultureconnectsus
(PBS PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff)
Apr 15, 2019
Apr 15, 2019
I’ve lived my life at the borders: between cultures, between disciplines, between musics, between generations. In culture, we build bridges, not walls.
#BachProject in TX. #cultureconnectsus
(📸 Austin Mann, with Flaco Jimenez)
Apr 15, 2019
"This music is like this bridge: It unites, it doesn't divide,” said Laredo, Texas Mayor Pete Saenz during the Bach Project Day of Action at the U.S.- Mexico border yesterday.
Apr 14, 2019
Before playing Bach at the U.S.-Mexico border in Los Dos Laredos yesterday, Yo-Yo told the crowd, “In culture, we build bridges, not walls.”
Apr 06, 2019
How can culture build bridges in border communities? That's the question we're asking in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo on the US-Mexico border next week. Have a look at how JR Artist created an installation to inspire "a human conversation" about life on the border. #CultureConnectsUs
Apr 03, 2019
We came together at La Nana, Laboratorio Urbano de Arte Comprometido to explore how the arts can build cultures of non-violence and imagine an inclusive future. #cultureconnectsus
Apr 02, 2019
In Mexico City last week, I dedicated the fifth suite to all the courageous and resilient Mexicans, the families of the disappeared, and those who have suffered from violence. 🇲🇽 Lila Downs
Mar 28, 2019
In Puerto Rico, I met an island of people who have relied on culture to connect and survive for generations. 🇵🇷#cultureconnectsus
📷 Erika P. Rodriguez
Mar 27, 2019
A look at how #CultureConnectsUs in Flint, Michigan.
(University of Michigan)
Mar 26, 2019
Sergio Vazquez created this incredible art for the Bach Project in Puerto Rico! Get the print (and more) >>> https://bit.ly/2HI4ycN
Mar 22, 2019
In an increasingly global city, how do residents answer 21st-century challenges while protecting their local communities and history?
The #BachProject will explore this and more in Mexico City this month. #CultureConnectsUs
Mar 18, 2019
World Central Kitchen and its founder, José Andrés, are looking for help in Puerto Rico – you can volunteer to support smallholder farmers and food-related businesses affected by Hurricane Maria. Learn more about volunteer opportunities and these #BachProject partners.
Mar 15, 2019
Out today: a new duo with Kinan Azmeh كنان العظمة
"A fence, a rooftop, and the distant sea were all present facing my desk while I finished the piece in Beirut," says Kinan. "These elements were a reminder of how near my hometown of Damascus was, yet how far it seemed after being away for five years. The piece is about the random memories of individuals, more precisely about two characters searching for memories from home. The memories jump, sometimes abruptly from one to another, until they realize that the most powerful memories were the simplest."
Mar 14, 2019
Wapikoni mobile helps Canada's indigenous youth to imagine their future through filmmaking projects and workshops. Young creators from First Nations have produced more than 1,000 short films with their support. Check out this #BachProject partner: www.wapikoni.ca
Mar 08, 2019
Out now: Esa-Pekka Salonen's Cello Concerto featuring the LA Phil.
Mar 07, 2019
With Wu Man and Long Yu - 余隆, the US premiere of Zhao Lin's pipa & cello concerto, 'A Happy Excursion,' in NYC (a co-commission by New York Philharmonic, Beijing Music Festival, and Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra).
📷 Chris Lee
Mar 07, 2019
The Bach Project comes to San Juan, Puerto Rico: March 22 & 23. #cultureconnectsus
Illustration by Sergio Vazquez / Limited edition prints available soon at store.yo-yoma.com
World Central Kitchen Flamboyan Foundation Pro Arte Musical XQ America José Andrés
Mar 06, 2019
From an ancient Taoist text, the phrase "a happy excursion" means that you can go anywhere you want to go, and with his new concerto for cello and pipa, Zhao Lin takes us through time. The music recalls both the sounds and rhythms of Tang and contemporary China. Performing with Wu Man, Long Yu - 余隆, and the New York Philharmonic starting today, through March 9.
Mar 06, 2019
Rehearsing with the New York Philharmonic, Long Yu - 余隆, and Wu Man, leading up to our performances this week of Zhao Lin's concerto for pipa & cello.
Feb 27, 2019
Mumbai's G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture - Official is working to catalyze contemporary art and culture that is experimental and courageous, good governance that is inclusive and participatory, and ecosystems that are equitable and resilient.
Check out this #BachProject partner. #cultureconnectsus
Feb 22, 2019
Available March 8: Yo-Yo’s new recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen's cello concerto. Featuring the LA Phil and the composer as conductor. Presave the album to listen on release day: yoyoma.lnk.to/Salonen_PreSavePreAdd
Feb 15, 2019
Together, let’s imagine better high schools for our communities. XQ America Super School Live is a unique, immersive storytelling tour across the US. Honored to be on the host committee with Ava DuVernay, Sophia Bush, Marc Ecko, and 100+ local community organizations. #XQLive