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Yo-Yo-Ma Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Family, Height

Yo-Yo-Ma Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Family, Height

Facts of Yo-Yo Ma

Full Name: Yo-Yo Ma
Birth Date: October 7, 1955
Age: 66 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Cellist
Country: France
Horoscope: Libra
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
WifeJill Hornor
Net Worth$25 million
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceParis
StatusMarried
NationalityFrench
EthnicityAsian
EducationHarvard College
FatherHiao-Tsiun Ma
MotherMarina Lu
SiblingsYeou Cheng Ma
KidsNicholas, Emily
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Yo-Yo-Ma is an extraordinary French-born American cellist. Let’s know more about this talented cellist’s career, early life, personal life, and many more.

Early Life of Yo-Yo-Ma

Yo-Yo-Ma was born on October 7, 1955, in Paris, France. As of 2019, he turned 64 years old. Ma is the son of Chinese parents, Hiao-Tsiun Ma and Marina Lu. He has one sister named Yeou-Cheng Ma as a sibling. He holds French nationality and belongs to the Asian ethnic group.

Yo-Yo-Ma with his family
Caption: Yo-Yo-Ma with his family

School and Educational Background

He attended Julliard School and studied with Leonard Rose. Later, he joined Harvard College and graduated from there with a degree in humanities. He used to play music during his college days as well.

Moreover, he was the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize in 1978, and in 1991 Harvard awarded him an honorary doctorate in music.

Who is Yo-Yo-Ma Wife? How Many Children Did They Share?

Talking about his personal life, he is a married man. Ma married his longtime girlfriend turn into his wife  Jill Hornor, a German language instructor in 1978. The couple met for the first time at a Marlboro Festival. Soon after their meeting, the couple started dating each other. Both of them were teenagers at that time.

Yo-Yo-Ma with his wife Jill
Caption: Yo-Yo-Ma with his wife Jill

Though they had to separate later because of their university, they made a way back to each other. As for now, the couple shares two children Emily and Nicholas. They are residing happily in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

How much is Yo-Yo-Ma’s Net Worth and Salary?

This talented artist has a total net worth of around $25 million. He made this entire earning from his music career.  He has recorded more than 75 albums and this, of course, made great earnings.

How tall is Yo-Yo-Ma?

Yo-Yo-Ma stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. At the age of more than 60 also, he looks totally fit and fine. This makes sure that he is taking quite good care of his health. Yo-Yo-Ma is a well-mannered person with an attractive personality. Moreover, he has got black eyes with naturally black hair.

Yo-Yo-Ma’s Career

  • Yo-Yo-Ma started his career in music from his college days. He did long research and continued to play music for many years.
  • He is a classical musician and known for his versatility and wide-ranging interests in different musical genres.
  • Moreover, He’s delved into Baroque pieces, American bluegrass, as well as traditional Chinese music.
Yo-Yo-Ma
Caption: Yo-Yo-Ma(Photo: Metro Weekly)
  • Moving deeper into his career, Ma has produced more than 75 albums. Some of his albums are Great Cello Concertos (1989), Brahms: Sonatas for Cello & Piano (1992), Made in America (1993), and Soul of the Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla (1997).
  • After that, some of his projects also include Simply Baroque II — Bach & Boccherini (2000), Classic Yo-Yo (2001), Obrigado Brazil (2003), and The Goat Rodeo Sessions(2011).
  • Ma has collaborated with musical talents like Bobby McFerrin, Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, and others. Moreover, he has been a Sony recording artist for three decades and is considered one of Billboard’s best classical sellers.
  • Discussing his awards, he has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards. He is in great demand.
  • Without any doubt, he is the king of classical music.