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Yo-Yo Ma

  • Cellist

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Yo-Yo Ma Awards and recognitions

Avery Fisher Prize
1978

Dan David Prize
2006

Award of Distinction (International Cello Festival)
2007

Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance:

1996 Brahms/Beethoven/Mozart: Clarinet Trios (Sony 57499)

1993 Brahms: Sonatas for Cello & Piano (Sony 48191)

1992 Brahms: Piano Quartets Op. 25, Op. 26 (Sony 45846)

1987 Beethoven: Cello and Piano Sonata No. 4 in C & Variations (CBS 42121)

1986 Brahms: Cello and Piano Sonatas in E Minor Op. 38, and F Op. 99 (RCA 17022)

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance:

1998 Yo-Yo Ma Premieres - Danielpour, Kirchner, Rouse (Sony Classical 66299)

1995 The New York Album - Works of Albert, Bartók & Bloch (Sony 57961)

1993 Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante/Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (Sony 48382)

1990 Barber: Cello Concerto, Op. 22/Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 (CBS 44900)

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance:

1985 Bach: The Unaccompanied Cello Suites (CBS 37867)

Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition:

1995 The New York Album, Stephen Albert: Cello Concerto (Sony 57961)

Grammy Award for Best Classical Album:

1998 Yo-Yo Ma Premieres - Danielpour, Kirchner, Rouse (Sony Classical 66299)

Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album:

2010 Songs of Joy & Peace (Sony Classical B001BN1V8U)

2004 Obrigado Brazil (Sony 89935)

2001 Appalachian Journey (Sony 66782)

1999 Soul of the Tango - The Music of Ástor Piazzolla (Sony Classical 63122)

Latin Grammy for Best Instrumental Album

2004 Obrigado Brazil (Sony 89935)

Glenn Gould Prize

1999

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) (honoris causa)
2005 Princeton University