Trivia Crack Answer: Yo-Yo Ma
About Yo-Yo Ma is a famous cellist
Yo-yo Ma is a French born Chinese American cellist born in 1955. He was a child prodigy and has been performing since the age of five. He studied at Julliard School and Harvard University and since has been a widely successful musician as a soloist and with orchestras around the world. He has received fifteen Grammy Awards and has made at least seventy-five albums to date. Most of Yo-Yo Ma’s music is of the classical slant, though he is known to have dabbled in a wide variety of styles including Chinese melodies, Argentinian tangos, Jazz, Reggae, folk music and American bluegrass music. He began his musical career by learning to play the violin and soon after learned to play the viola. In 1960, only age four, he settled into the cello, and began performing when he moved to New York City at the age of five. At the age of seven he was already playing for John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower, and at age of eight he was performing on television with his sister under the direction of conductor Leonard Bernstein. Yo-yo Ma apparently wanted to play the Double Bass when he was little, due to its large size. Today, his primary instrument is the Montagnana cello, an instrument that was built in 1733 and is now valued at 2.5 million.