Yo Yo Ma wins biggest art prizeNews
The cellist is one of this year’s winners of Japan’s Praemium Imperiale.
The others are the Brazilian artist Sebastião Salgado, the American sculptor James Turrell and the Australian architect Glenn Murcutt. Each will receive 15 million yen ($136,000).
‘I am deeply honored…,’ said Yo-Yo Ma. “I have tried to live not seeking honour but to do my best to live honourably, so to receive this unexpected honour is very humbling. I can only accept by thanking those who have made me, helped form me, and helped me on a journey of exploration and discovery, and to them I am deeply grateful.’