Facts about Yo-Yo Ma

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Yo-Yo Ma is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is 63 years old and still alive, born October 7, 1955.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Yo-Yo.

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Famous quotes by Yo-Yo Ma (17)


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"I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered"
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"But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music"
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"Many of the Central Asians know Russian, and Ted Levin speaks it fluently. I speak Chinese, but Mongolian is completely different, so we had to have translators"
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"I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That's the same view I have for performing. I'm performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home"
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"After reaching 50, I began to wonder what the root of life is"
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"The tango is really a combination of many cultures, though it eventually became the national music of Argentina"
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"The role of the musician is to go from concept to full execution. Put another way, it's to go from understanding the content of something to really learning how to communicate it and make sure it's well-received and lives in somebody else"
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"One is that you have to take time, lots of time, to let an idea grow from within. The second is that when you sign on to something, there will be issues of trust, deep trust, the way the members of a string quartet have to trust one another"
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"I'm not likely to forget where I've been and what I've done and learned. I think it's just as important to play new instruments as to play new pieces. The old ones are getting scarcer and the new ones more and more wonderful"
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"Good things happen when you meet strangers"
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"Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together"
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"One of the most interesting aspects of the film project was collaborating with so many people - directors, filmmakers, and writers - over a five-year period. I learned that there are two components to this"
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"Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world"
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"It took me way beyond what I knew, into places of which I was totally scared, but as I became less frightened, I welcomed new ways of thinking and approaching something. It made me an infinitely richer person, and I think a better musician"
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"When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it"
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"I love grocery shopping when I'm home. That's what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends, and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests"
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"We may be coming to a new golden age of instrument making"


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