Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott
Peace Concert Hall
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma was first introduced to the instrument he’s now become famous for when he was four years old. His multi-faceted career is testament to his enduring belief in culture's power to generate trust and understanding. With partners from around the world and across discipline, he creates programs that stretch the boundaries of genre and tradition to explore music-making as a way to not only share and express meaning, but also as a model for the cultural collaboration he considers essential to a strong society.
At the age of five, Kathryn Stott made friends with the upright piano in her living room and by the age of eight, she found herself at a boarding school for young musicians. It was there that she developed a passion for French music that continues to propel much of her playing today. In 1978, she was thrusted into the life of a professional musician via the Leeds International Piano Competition where she met Yo-Yo Ma. Since 1985, the two have enjoyed a collaboration with has taken them to many fascinating parts of the world and led to musical adventures with artists from various cultures.