Yo-Yo Ma


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Yo-Yo Ma was born on October 7, 1955 in Paris, France. He has been married to Jill Alison Hornor since May 20, 1978. They have two children. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 20 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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(2000)
Mission: Impossible Soundtrack
(1996)
Ex Machina Soundtrack
(2014)

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 2021 Morning Joe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 01-21-2021 (2021) ... (performer: "Amazing Grace")
 2019 Modern Love (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right? (2019) ... (performer: "Cello Suite No. 3 In C Major, BWV 1009: V. Bourree I & II")
 2019 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (performer: "Mido Mountain (Chinese Traditional)")
 2018 Front Row Late (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (2018) ... (performer: "Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major")
 2018 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Documentary) (performer: "Prelude (from the Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007)")
 2017 The Square (performer: "Ave Maria")
 2016 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Creative Solutions for Creative Lives (2016) ... (performer: "Cello Concerto Silent Woods" - uncredited)
- You're the Best or You F'ing Suck (2016) ... (performer: "A Lenda do Caboclo" - uncredited)
 2016 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Room Where It Happens (2016) ... (performer: "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: Prelude" - uncredited)
 2016 Captain Fantastic (performer: "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010, Prélude")
 2015 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Puffless (2015) ... (performer: "Simpsons End Credit Theme", "Cello Suite No.1 in G Major")
 2015 Daredevil (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shadows in the Glass (2015) ... (performer: "Prelude")
 2014 Ex Machina (performer: "Unaccompanied Cello Suite #1 in G Major BWV 1007 - Préludé")
 2012 Bill W. (Documentary) (performer: "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007- Courante", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007- Prelude, "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007- Sarabande", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008- Prelude", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009- Bourree I/II", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010- Bourree I/II", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010- Courante", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010- Sarabande", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011- Allemande", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011- Prelude", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012- Gavotte I/II")
 2011 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Piggy Piggy (2011) ... (performer: "Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor: Allemande" - uncredited)
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- President Barack Obama/Yo-Yo Ma & Friends (2011) ... (performer: "Here and Heaven")
 2011 First Position (Documentary) (performer: "Allegro Prestissimo from Sonata for Two Cellos")
 2003-2011 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Welcome to Shelbyville (2011) ... (performer: "Air and Simple Gifts")
- Razing Appalachia (2003) ... (performer: "Old Country Fairy Tale", "Butterfly's Day Out", "Appalachia Waltz")
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) (performer: "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D-Minor, BWV 1008: Courante", "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G-Major, BWV 1007: Prélude")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... (performer: "Etienne et Petunia")
- Great Nature: 1933-1945 (2009) ... (performer: "Silk Road Music")
 2009 Master's Fury (Short) (performer: "Night Fight")
 2009 President Obama: The Inauguration (TV Special) (performer: "Air and Simple Gifts")
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 7 episodes)
- A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945 (2007) ... (performer: "America, My Home", "Embattled Blues", "Until I'm in Your Arms Again", "Movin' On", "Movin' Back", "Blue As The Turquoise Night of Neyshabur", "Legend of Herlen")
- The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007) ... (performer: "America, My Home", "Embattled Blues", "Until I'm in Your Arms Again", "Movin' On", "Movin' Back", "Blue As The Turquoise Night of Neyshabur", "Duet for Cello and Bass", "Legend of Herlen")
- FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944 (2007) ... (performer: "America, My Home", "Embattled Blues", "Until I'm in Your Arms Again", "Movin' On", "Movin' Back", "Duet for Cello and Bass", "Blue As The Turquoise Night of Neyshabur")
- Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 (2007) ... (performer: "America My Home", "Embattled Blues", "Until I'm In Your Arms Again", "Movin' On", "Movin' Back", "Duet for Cello and Bass", "Habil-Sajahy", "Legend of Herlen", "Blue As The Turquoise Night of Neyshabur")
- A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944 (2007) ... (performer: "America, My Home", "Embattled Blues", "Until I'm in Your Arms Again", "Movin' On", "Movin' Back", "Legend of Herlen")
 2006 Empty (Short) (performer: "Libertango" - uncredited)
 2004 Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2004 (2004) ... (performer: "Don Quixote")
 2003 Beethoven: Triple Concerto/Choral Fantasy (Video) (performer: "Triple Concerto")
 2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (performer: "Prelude (From the Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007)")
 2003 The Company (performer: "Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, No. 1, BWV 1007 in G Major, V. Menuett")
 2002 Alias (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Counteragent (2002) ... (performer: "Slumber My Darling" - uncredited)
 2001 Kindergarten (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "HUSH")
 2001 Sex and the City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Just Say Yes (2001) ... (performer: "Second Time Around")
 2001 Hush! (performer: "Hush Little Baby")
 2000 The Sea That Thinks ("The Protecting Veil")
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Noël (2000) ... (performer: "Suite No. 1 for Cello")
 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (performer: "A Love Before Time", "Moonlight Lover" (Mandarin Version))
 2000 You Can Count on Me (performer: "Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007/Prélude (Instrumental)" - uncredited)
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (performer: "Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major; Opus 16, Second Movement")
 1998 The Horse Whisperer (performer: "Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 5. No. 1")
 1998 Frank Lloyd Wright (Documentary) (performer: "Sonata No. 4 in C Major for Cello and Piano Op. 102, No. 1")
 1997 Liberty! The American Revolution (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "When Bidden to the Wake or Fair", "Song of the Liberty Bell (for Violin and Strings)")
 1997 Bach Cello Suite #5: Struggle for Hope (performer: "Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011")
 1997 Bach Cello Suite #6: Six Gestures (performer: "Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012")
 1997 Bach Cello Suite #3: Falling Down Stairs (performer: "Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009")
 1997 Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (performer: "Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010")
 1997 Bach Cello Suite #1: The Music Garden (performer: "Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007")
 1997 Bach Cello Suite #2: The Sound of Carceri (performer: "Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008")
 1997 The Tango Lesson ("I Am You") / (performer: "Libertango (Reprise)")
 1996 Mission: Impossible (performer: "Divertimento in E-Flat Major for String Trio (K.563)")
 1995 Before Sunrise (performer: "'Andante' from 'Sonata No. 1 In G Major, BWV 1027'")
 1994 Immortal Beloved (performer: "Piano Trio No. 4 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 'Ghost'")
 1988 Another Woman (performer: "Unaccompanied Cello Suite in D Major")
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Other Works:

CD: "The Goat Rodeo Session". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

MySpace | Sony Music

Alternate Names:

Yo Yo Ma

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'd like to think that the the four strings on the cello are attached to my vocal chords. So whatever you think should be reflected in the sound, in the musculature of how you pull the bow and how it comes out, there should be no impediment between the thought and the sound. That's something that people strive for, but never want to hear 'So-and-so's a great instrumentalist'. What you want to ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2001 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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