Yo-Yo Ma Quotes

My teacher, my great cello teacher Leonard Rose, was such a great cellist, and nurturing man, very patient. But I grew up not only admiring him, but obviously Casals, Rostrotovich, Jacqueline du Pre, and many others, including many of my peers and contemporaries.

 
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Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
  • Born: October 7, 1955
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Cellist, Educator, Humanitarian

Yo-Yo Ma is a Chinese-American cellist. He was born in Paris and spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. He has recorded more than 90 albums and received 18 Grammy Awards.