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THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – 7 Years Old [1962]

Incredible 1962 archival footage of the then 7-year-old cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Concertino No. 3 in A Major - accompanied by sister...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Bach Cello Suite, US-Mexico Border [2019]

Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 6th Solo Cello Suite live at the US-Mexico border - in protest to the Trump administration's recent immigration...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma To Be Awarded Dartmouth College Honorary Doctorate

Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, United States has today announced that superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be awarded a 2019 Honorary Doctorate Degree from...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Live from University of Michigan’s University Musical Society

VC recently caught up with superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover — direct from the University of Michigan's University Musical Society.     View this...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Youth Music Culture Guangdong Festival Takeover [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Youth Music Culture Guangdong Festival for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Guangzhou, China. Takeover featuring violinist Johnny Gandelsman from...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – World War One Armistice Ceremony, Paris [2018]

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach's Sarabande from the 5th Solo Suite in C Minor - at the centenary ceremony of the World War One...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 63rd birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Barber Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the first movement of the Barber Cello Concerto in A Minor. Recorded at the New England Conservatory on the...

VC MASTERCLASS | Yo-Yo Ma – Elgar Cello Concerto, CelloBello Masterclass [LEARN]

Cello luminary Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the third and fourth movements of the Elgar Cello Concerto. Recorded as part of the CelloBello Masterclass...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Stand Down as Artistic Director of Silk Road Ensemble

It has been announced today that cellist Yo-Yo Ma is set to step down as Artistic Director of the Silk Road Ensemble, at the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax – Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 [VIDEO]

Virtuoso trio, comprised of violinist Leonidas Kavakos, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax, performing the 3rd movement from Brahms' 'Piano Trio No. 2...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma & …. Condoleezza Rice – Schumann’s ‘Fantasiestücke’ [VIDEO]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice performing a surprise performance of Schumann's 'Fantasiestücke'. Recorded live on May 6th, 2017...

Today is Polish-American Pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-American pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th birthday! Mr Ax is a former 1st prize winner of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition - and former...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Newly-Released The Knights’ ‘Azul’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the groundbreaking Brooklyn-based orchestral collective The Knights' new album ‘Azul’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1981, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1981 archival performance of cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Michiyoshi Inoue and the Tokyo...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax – Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1, 1985 [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1985 archival performance of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax performing Brahms’s 1st Cello Sonata in E Minor. Recorded live in Tokyo...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Rococo Variations’ Premiered on this Day in 1877 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877. The first performance was given by German...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 61st birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qrKjywjo7Q&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO- YO...

VC BUZZ | Yo-Yo Ma & the Waltzing Cellos [MUST SEE]

Cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma, with members of the Chicago Symphony giving an impromptu dancing performance of Strauss' 'Blue Danube Waltz' - featuring the new over-the-shoulder cello...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist, Yo-Yo Ma – 7 Years Old, 1962 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1962 archival footage of a then 7 year old Yo-Yo Ma performing Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Concertino # 3 in A Major - accompanied by...

Yo-Yo Ma ‘Songs from the Arc of Life’ CD Giveaway Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press copy of Yo-Yo Ma’s newly-released ‘Songs from...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Autographed Yo-Yo Ma ‘Songs from the Arc of Life’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-signed Yo-Yo Ma ‘Songs from the Arc of...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Yo-Yo Ma, 1985, Bach ‘Bourree’– [VIDEO]

1985 archival footage of the then 29 year old cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 'Bourrée' - live on a national broadcast of children's television...

Yo-Yo Ma to Receive ‘Dvorak Prize’ for Dedication to Czech Music

It has been announced today that cellist Yo-Yo Ma has been awarded the 2015 'Antonin Dvorak Prize' for his lifelong contribution to promoting and...

Yo-Yo Ma’s Daughter Requests Dad Not Play Cello at Her Wedding

It has been reported Yo-Yo Ma's daughter, Emily Hornor Ma, who was recently married in Massachusetts, USA specifically requested her father not play the...

Yo-Yo Surprises Chicago Shoppers with Mall Pop-Up Performance

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma made an unusual guest Chicago appearance on Tuesday evening – not at the Symphony Center – but a North Bridge shopping mall. As...

David Garrett to Visit Hallowed Halls of Sesame Street

It has been announced today that German violinist David Garrett is set to make this upcoming debut appearance on Germany's 'Sesamstrasse' (Sesame Street) The 33...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 New Silk Road Ensemble’s CDs featuring Yo-Yo Ma – Courtesy of Sony

To help celebrate the international release of The Silk Road Ensemble's new album 'A Playlist Without Borders' - featuring internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, The...