World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join Green Mountain Online to give a master class and discuss his life in music on Tuesday, July 21, at 4 pm Eastern Daylight Time. To join Tuesday’s live stream, go to the GMCMF YouTube Channel. Please be aware that this event will not be available for viewing on the festival web site after it occurs; to hear it, you’ll need to listen live.
Since his first public performances at the age of five, Yo-Yo Ma has been heard in all major concert halls of the world, in a career of unparalleled scope. Along with his comprehensive catalogue of classical recordings which have won 19 Grammy Awards, he has explored a broad range of musical genres, most notably as founder of Silk Road Ensemble, which was conceived as a metaphor for a more connected world. Since 2006 he has been recognized as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.