The artist was honoured for his longstanding contribution to the venue


Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was last week honoured with the Concertgebouw Prize for his longstanding contribution to the Dutch institution.

‘Since the beginning of his rich musical career, Yo-Yo Ma has had a close bond with the Concertgebouw,’ said managing director Simon Reinink. ‘It was no coincidence that he was the first musician invited to curate the inaugural Carte Blanche series in the 1992-1993 season. It affirmed a warm musical relationship that continues to this day.’

Previous recipients of the award include the Beaux Arts Trio in 2006, conductor Bernard Haitink in 2007, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2009 and violinist Janine Jansen in 2013.

Yo-Yo Ma will embark on a tour of Asia with his Silk Road Ensemble on 28 October 2014. The group last performed at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw on 10 September.

Photo: Jeremy Cowart/Sony Music

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