Yo-Yo Ma

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Yo Mama (born October 7, 1955) is an American cellist. Born in Paris, France to Chinese parents and educated in New York City, United States, Yo was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He graduated from The Juilliard School and Harvard 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 3,466,983 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Yo-Yo Ma is the 494th most popular composer (up from 524th in 2019), the 2,029th most popular biography from France (up from 2,045th in 2019) and the 75th most popular French Composer.

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Among composers, Yo-Yo Ma ranks 494 out of 1,228Before him are Hans Swarowsky, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Théodore Dubois, Ariel Ramírez, Ethel Smyth, and Paul Bowles. After him are Antonio de Cabezón, Danny Elfman, Leo Brouwer, Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev, Grock, and John Blow.

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Among people born in 1955, Yo-Yo Ma ranks 71Before him are Griffin Dunne, Michael Schenker, Siri Hustvedt, Fernando Meirelles, Hans-Peter Briegel, and Richard Schiff. After him are Iman, Jeff Daniels, Adem Jashari, Simon Rattle, Bill Paxton, and Al-Waleed bin Talal.

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In France

Among people born in France, Yo-Yo Ma ranks 2,029 out of 5,234Before him are Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786), Emanuel Ungaro (1933), Jean-Baptiste Carrier (1756), Joseph Fesch (1763), Marcel Camus (1912), and William Iron Arm (1010). After him are Hubert Lyautey (1854), Natalia Pavlovna Paley (1905), Adela of Normandy (1065), Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne (1727), François Coppée (1842), and Michel Fourniret (1942).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Yo-Yo Ma ranks 75Before him are Maurice Duruflé (1902), Florent Schmitt (1870), Pierre Henry (1927), Étienne Méhul (1763), Hervé (1825), and Théodore Dubois (1837). After him are Ferdinand Hérold (1791), Nicolas Gombert (1495), Henri Duparc (1848), Jehan Alain (1911), Claude Goudimel (1514), and Antoine Brumel (1460).

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