Yo-Yo Ma is an American cellist, composer, songwriter, and humanitarian from France. He is most renowned for his unique skills.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Yo-Yo Ma was born in Paris, France, on October 7, 1955, to Marina Lu and Hsiao-Tsiun Ma. Yo-Yo Ma is from a Chinese family. His father played the violin. Hsiao-Tsiun Ma was a music professor at Nanjing National Central University. His mother was a performer.

Yo-Yo Ma lived with his family before moving to the United States. He attended Professional Children’s School during his early youth. Ma went on to complete his high school education at The Juilliard School. He attended Columbia University after finishing high school but dropped out after a few months. He then enrolled at Harvard College. In 1991, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater.

He began playing the violin, piano, and viola at a young age. He began learning to play the cello at the age of four. At the age of seven, he performed in front of American Presidents.

Yo-Yo Ma’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Yo-Yo Ma was born on October 7, 1955, and is 67 years old. His height is 2.10 m and he weighs 75 kg.

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Yo-Yo Ma posing for a photograph(Source Instagram)

Yo-Yo Ma’s Profession & Career

Ma began his professional career soon after graduating. However, due to his physical state, he had to begin his voyage with some delay. People thought he was blessed with exceptional musical abilities. Ma rose to prominence in the music industry. His brilliance drew many composers and established him as one of the top musicians.

He was part of a trio of performers that included pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist Young-Uck Kim. This group received a lot of praise. Ma’s most notable performance came in 1986 when she paid tribute to the Statue of Liberty’s 100th anniversary.

Ma produced several albums over his career. Some of his notable works include Great Cello Concertos, Made in America, and Soul of the Tango: Astor Piazzolla’s Music, among others. Yo-Yo Ma wrote music for various films, including Crouching Tiger, and Hidden Dragon in 2000.

Ma performed at the WTC site in 2002 to commemorate the terrible WTC attack. He also appeared in Obrigado Brazil, Songs of Joy and Peace, and The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Ma sang at US President Barack Obama’s inaugural ceremony and Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s burial in 2009.

Yo-Yo Ma’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

Yo-Yo Ma is married to an art consultant named Jill Hornor. Emily and Nicholas are the names of the couple’s two children. Ma was voted the sexiest classical musician by his followers in 2001.

Achievement and Awards

Ma has garnered numerous honors throughout his professional career. Throughout his career, he has garnered 18 Grammy Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance, Best Classical Contemporary Composition, Best Instrumental Soloist Performance, Best Classical Crossover Album, and Best Folk Album. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2001. Ma received the Dan David Prize in 2006. In 2011, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ma earned the Polar Music Prize in 2012 and the Fred Rogers Legacy Award in 2014.

Yo-Yo Ma’s Salary and Net Worth

Yo-Yo Ma’s net worth is predicted to be $30 million as of 2023. The majority of his revenues come from appearance fees in live performances and music releases.

He owns a 6,750-square-foot mansion in California valued at $1.9 million. He also has various high-end vehicles in his garage, including a BMW, a Lamborghini, and an Audi A8.

Yo-Yo Ma is regarded as a man of impeccable character. He has also been praised for his distinct style, modest character, demeanor, and humanitarianism. Aside from his famous accomplishments, Ma has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2006. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cellists of the twentieth century.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name Yo-Yo Ma
Real Name/Full Name Yo-Yo Ma
Gender Male
Age 67 years old
Birth Date 7 October 1955
Birth Place Paris, France
Nationality American
Height 2.10 m
Weight 75 kg
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse (Name) Jill Hornor (m. 1978)
Children Yes (Emily Ma, Nicholas Ma)
Profession American cellist
Net Worth  $30 million
Brands N/A
Hobbies N/A

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