Yo-Yo Ma

by ethnic on January 21, 2009

Creative Commons License photo credit: World Economic Forum

Birth Name:

Yo-Yo Ma

Birth Place:

Paris, France

Date of Birth:

October 7, 1955

What Race or Ethnicity?:


The Cellist was born in France to Chinese parents. His mother Marina Lu, was a singer, and his father, Hiao-Tsiun Ma, was a professor of music. He and his family moved to New york when he was 4 years old.

He is a naturalized American citizen and played at the inauguration of Barack Obama.



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