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    Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Big Picture


    For Anne-Sophie Mutter, Beethoven’s 250th anniversary is the perfect time for a season of concerts dedicated to his works. The project follows her recent recording collaboration with film composer John Williams – yet as different as the two ventures sound, there is far more that unites than divides them, as ...

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, two honkers and a dinger on Sesame Street


    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, performs 'Beethoven for cello, two honkers and a dinger' on a classic episode of Sesame Street. Read: 9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma launches youth music programme in China


    Youth Music Culture Guangdong (YMCG) is an annual two-week training programme for young musicians in Guangzhou, China, spearheaded by Ma

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    9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma


    The cellist revealed his thoughts and ideas on performing, practice, technique and musicianship to David Blum in The Strad’s January 1988 issue

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    Yo-Yo Ma performs Schumann's Cello Concerto


    Yo-Yo Ma performs Schumann's Cello Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Manfred Honeck at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus on 20 March 2016. Read: 9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma Watch: Pierre Fournier performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto

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    Yo-Yo Ma performs 'Song of the Birds' as BBC Proms encore


    Yo-Yo Ma performs the Catalan ‘Song of the Birds’, arranged by Pablo Casals, as an encore at the 2015 BBC Proms. Watch: Cellist Bernard Greenhouse performs Song of the Birds aged 95

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    Sing Me Home


    The Strad Issue: August 2016 Description: Ma and his multicultural ensemble set out on the Silk Road again Musicians: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble Catalogue number: SONY 88875 18101-2 Sheng, shakuhachi and zanfona join ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma and Chicago Symphony cellists dance using the Block Strap


    In the video below cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Chicago Symphony cellists break into spontaneous dance while playing Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz in the foyer of Chicago's Symphony Center. The cellists are all using The Block Strap, designed by Mike Block, to support their instruments. Ma ...

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    Violinist Isaac Stern and cellist Yo-Yo Ma perform the Brahms Double Concerto


    A 66-year-old Isaac Stern performs Brahms Double Concerto in A minor, op.102, with Yo-Yo Ma and the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo in 1986. Watch: Isaac Stern on what makes an artist Watch: Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose and Eugene Istomin perform Brahms Watch: ...

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss perform The Wexford Carol


    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss to perform traditional Irish Christmas carol, The Wexford Carol.Read: 9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma gives Prokofiev masterclass


    Can you make that sound like machine gun fire? Almost ugly - and play closer to the bridge'Yo-Yo Ma gives a lesson on Prokofiev's March from The Love for Three Oranges, arranged for four cellos.Read: 9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma awarded Antonín Dvorák Prize


    The virtuoso is recognised for his lifelong contribution to promoting and popularising Czech classical music

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    Are completist concerts too much of a good thing?


    Completist concerts are often criticised for serving up an ‘event’ instead of serving the music. But this kind of programming can reveal narratives in the music that would otherwise be hidden, argues Chloe Cutts

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    Yo-Yo Ma performs Elgar's Cello Concerto


    Yo-Yo Ma performs the first movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim in 1997. Read 9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free ...

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Saint-Saëns's The Swan


    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Saint-Saëns's The Swan as an encore conducted by John Williams.Read the artist's 9 opinions on performance and career.Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here.

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma receives Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Prize


    The artist was honoured for his longstanding contribution to the venue

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    Yo-Yo Ma performs Don Quixote cello solo


    Yo-Yo Ma joins the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Christoph Eschenbach to perform the cello solo in Richard Strauss's Don Quixote at Carnegie Hall in 2004.Orchestral principals talk about the challenges of performing Strauss works in the June 2014 issue of The Strad, out now. You can also read ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma to receive the inaugural Fred Rogers Legacy Award


    US cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been named the recipient of the inaugural Fred Rogers Legacy Award. The 58-year-old (pictured) will receive the honour at a ceremony on 23 May at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, location of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media.In ...

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    Beethoven Cello Sonatas on film: Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax


    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax perform Beethoven's Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor.Listen to how other great cellists tackled the Beethoven Cello Sonatas:Pierre Fournier and Wilhelm KempffMstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav RichterLeonard Rose and pianist Glenn GouldMiklós Perényi and pianist András SchiffJean-Guihen Queyras and pianist Ichiro NodairaNatalia ...

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    Detroit's Sphinx Organisation engages Yo-Yo Ma as artistic adviser


    The Detroit-based Sphinx Organisation, which promotes diversity in the arts and supports young black and Latino classical musicians, has recruited Yo-Yo Ma (pictured) as a special artistic adviser. In his new role, the cellist will mentor Sphinx's leading young artists and will also advise on the organisation's programming ...