Yo Yo Ma sets up in China

December 9, 2016 by norman lebrecht

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The well-travelled cellist will run his own education venture in Guangzhou, starting next month.

Can’t work out why he’s sitting on a dead shark.


From the press release:

Guangzhou, China January 7, 2017 will mark the much-anticipated opening of Youth Music Culture Guangdong (YMCG), a new 2-week-long, annual cultural event bringing together young musicians for musical training, artistic appreciation, and cultural exchange. This first-time endeavor is the brainchild of renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who will serve as the program’s Artistic Director.

YMCG will be led by team of all-star performers and educators from around the globe, each hand-selected by Yo-Yo Ma himself. Maestro Michael Stern of the Kansas City Symphony will serve as conductor and Music Director. Other faculty include members of top symphony orchestras and members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy-nominated Silk Road Ensemble.

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