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Yo-Yo Ma
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Richard Worth
  • From the Series: Asian Americans of Achievement
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9270-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 920
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Born in Paris, France, to Chinese parents, Yo-Yo Ma began playing the cello when he was a child. At the age of five he was already playing Bach’s challenging cello suites. A short time later, Ma immigrated to the United States with his parents, who established a new home in New York City. He graduated from Harvard University and in 1978 won the Avery Fisher Prize for outstanding classical music performance. From then on, his career as a cellist went into high gear. He toured the world, appearing with many major orchestras. In addition, Ma has made numerous recordings and received 15 Grammy Awards. He has also taken classical music to new heights by making a variety of innovative crossover recordings—combining classical with jazz and country. During the last several years, he has also devoted himself to the Silk Road Project, which brings together international musicians and composers to create and perform their music. Any budding musician or music enthusiast will benefit from reading this biography of one of the world's greatest virtuosos.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Glossary. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Richard Worth is a writer and corporate trainer with more than 25 years of experience writing young adult nonfiction. He has published more than 50 books in biography, history, current events, and the criminal justice system. His book Gangs and Crime was included on the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age list. Some of his other books include American Slave Trade, Plantation Life, Africans in America, and Colonial America.

Reviews and Awards

“…[a] well-researched [biography]…attractive layouts…”
School Library Journal

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