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Yo-Yo Ma makes India debut with the Bach suites / hindustantimes

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When he was all of four, renowned Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma discovered the classical music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The German composer has remained a constant inspiration in his career spanning nearly six decades, over 100 albums, and 19 Grammy award wins (he's also performed for eight US Presidents). Next week, Ma, 63, comes to India for the first time, to share the power of Bach's music. "It has been a friend to me; it has offered solace in difficult times, joy in moments of celebration, guidance in the face of confusion," the artiste writes ahead of his performance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Nariman Point, on January 21He will perform the Bach's six suites for solo cello in a single sitting, at a concert in Mumbai.

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