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    Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage on Arts Advocacy Day in the US

    2013-04-09T00:00:00Z

    The cellist and arts education campaigner Yo-Yo Ma played a leading role in Arts Advocacy Day in the US on Monday. The highlight of the day, which was sponsored by Americans for the Arts, the national arts advocacy organisation, was a lecture given by Ma in Washington DC's ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma wins $100,000 award

    2013-02-05T00:00:00Z

    Cellist receives contemporary music prize from Vilcek Foundation

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    Chicago Symphony Orchestra extends cellist Yo-Yo Ma's contract

    2012-10-22T00:00:00Z

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has extended its consultancy contract with Yo-Yo Ma. The cellist, who has been a creative consultant for the orchestra since 2010, will continue in that role until June 2015. Ma has been working chiefly on the orchestra's education programmes, and is a key supporter of the ...

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    Schumann's Adagio and Allegro: Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax

    2012-06-07T00:00:00Z

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax perform Robert Schumann's Adagio and Allegro op.70 nos.1 2. Coincidentally, Robert Schumann and Emanuel Ax share a birthday: 8 June. Listen to Ax, Ma and Itzhak Perlman discussing the coincidence in a 2011 concert at Lincoln Center, New York. ...

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    Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax: Schumann and Mendelssohn

    2012-06-06T00:00:00Z

    The violinist, cellist and pianist talk about their mutual love of Schumann and Mendelssohn in a concert from 2011.

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma wins Polar Music Prize

    2012-05-07T00:00:00Z

    Yo-Yo Ma has been awarded this year's Polar Music Prize, Sweden's most prestigious music award. The cellist shared the prize with singer-songwriter Paul Simon. The two musicians each receive SEK1m (£90,000). The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, who managed the pop group ABBA. The annual ...

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to receive Kennedy Center nod

    2011-09-07T00:00:00Z

    Yo-Yo Ma has been named as one of five performers who will be honoured for their contribution to US culture at this year's Kennedy Center honours. The cellist will join fellow honorees saxophonist Sonny Rollins, Broadway singer Barbara Cook, singer–songwriter Neil Diamond and actress Meryl Streep at a gala ceremony ...

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma stars in Chicago festival

    2011-05-16T00:00:00Z

    Yo-Yo Ma joined Riccardo Muti and several youth music ensembles for a performance in Chicago on Sunday that marked the end of the 11-day Chicago Youth in Music Festival. Ma, a creative consultant to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and one of the figures helping to drive the orchestra's ...

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    Grammy wins for cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Emerson Quartet

    2010-02-01T00:00:00Z

    The Grammy winners were announced yesterday in Los Angeles. The Emerson Quartet won Best Chamber Music Performance for Intimate Letters, its disc of Czech quartets. Best Classical Crossover Album went to cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Yo-Yo Ma Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace.