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Facing the music with Yo-Yo Ma / theguardian

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Yo-Yo Ma's multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.

In this guardian Q&A, The cellist on growing up with Schubert and Schumann, and the fascination of the theremin