Aug 24, 2016 09:39 AM EDT
Yo-Yo Ma, The Child Prodigy Was A Harvard Graduate
He is a known child prodigy. At the age of four, he already made his name with the violin and the viola. But Yo-Yo Ma also went to Harvard.
Aside from the fact that he is famously known for the cello, Yo-Yo, according to The Richest, studied at Harvard.
It was in 1976 that he earned his Bachelor's degree in Music. He is a celebrated soloist in several major orchestras in the whole world. On the record, he has received 15 Grammys and already has more than 90 albums to his name. To acknowledge his work in his field of study, he also received an honorary doctorate degree from his Alma Mater, Harvard, in 1991.
Born in 1955, he started performing when he was five years old. In his younger days, he attended the Trinity School in New York. Later on he transferred to the Professional Children's school. He graduated at the age of 15. He initially started at Juilliard School but moved on to Columbia University. However, he dropped out of Columbia and attended Harvard later on. His portfolio includes folk music like Blue Grass Music, traditional Chinese music, Argentinian and Brazilian music, too.
In 2006, he was enlisted as a United Nations Messenger of peace.
Yo-Yo Man is known for his love ant talent in music. He has been around the globe as a soloist and even as a child he already made his rounds in various television shows and stages.
It is interesting to note that President Obama appointed Ma to serve on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Ma's goal is to bring together talents from all over, diverse artists and musicians. In his efforts, he formed the Silk Road Ensemble and the Silk Road Connect - for children. He continues to make music in order to bring people and music together.
Check out the video below of Yo-Yo Ma performing to celebrate Harvard's anniversary:
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