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Yo-Yo Ma wows@Bermuda Festival / The Royal Gazette

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Yo-Yo Ma has been described by Washington Post art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott as arguably the best cellist ever, known for his fresh, richly interpretative approach.

The audience at the Bermuda Festival's Founders' Recital, performed in honour of its conceivers - violinist extraordinaire Yehudi Menuhin, later Lord Menuhin; Bermuda's then Governor, Sir Edwin Leather, and the Festival's first chairman, John Ellison - certainly anticipated a particularly special performance, and were left in sheer wonder at the brilliance of this extraordinary musician.

On Sunday evening, Mr Ma could have been performing at the Kennedy Centre rather than our own Earl Cameron Theatre.