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Yo-Yo Ma

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Yo-Yo Ma (Chinese: 馬友友 Ma Yo Yo; born October 7, 1955) is an American cellist. Born in Paris to Chinese parents and educated in New York City, he was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University and attended Columbia University and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yo-Yo Ma has received more than 4,527,241 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Yo-Yo Ma is the 381st most popular composer (up from 494th in 2019), the 1,640th most popular biography from France (up from 2,026th in 2019) and the 60th most popular French Composer.

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  • 52

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  • 4.64

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  • 4.36

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Among composers, Yo-Yo Ma ranks 381 out of 1,216Before him are Stephen Sondheim, Carl Heinrich Graun, Mauricio Kagel, Wojciech Kilar, Germaine Tailleferre, and Klaus Schulze. After him are Zdeněk Fibich, Domenico Zipoli, Fikret Amirov, Johan Svendsen, Giovanni Legrenzi, and Josef Rheinberger.

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Among people born in 1955, Yo-Yo Ma ranks 66Before him are José Antonio Camacho, Valery Gerasimov, Eric Schmidt, Emine Erdoğan, Michael Schenker, and Jean Tigana. After him are Najib Mikati, Lena Olin, Safet Sušić, Jorge Valdano, Lazarus Chakwera, and Griffin Dunne.

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In France

Among people born in France, Yo-Yo Ma ranks 1,640 out of 6,011Before him are Luis Federico Leloir (1906), Maurice Barrès (1862), Adrienne Lecouvreur (1692), Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans (1700), Michel Serrault (1928), and Marguerite Perey (1909). After him are Georges Feydeau (1862), Charlotte Bonaparte (1802), Duchenne de Boulogne (1806), Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges (1830), Carausius (300), and Maurice Papon (1910).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Yo-Yo Ma ranks 60Before him are Marcel Dupré (1886), Louis Marchand (1669), Michel Richard Delalande (1657), Georg Muffat (1653), Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689), and Germaine Tailleferre (1892). After him are Georges Delerue (1925), Charles Koechlin (1867), André Jolivet (1905), Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676), Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (1640), and Étienne Méhul (1763).

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