A Morning with Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma 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 has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. He has recorded more than 90 albums and received 18 Grammy Awards.
NIH has the honor of hosting world-renowned cellist Mr. Yo-Yo Ma for the Annual J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture. The presentation will be in interview format between Mr. Ma and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins speaking about the commonalities between music and science. During the event, Mr. Ma will answer questions from the NIH staff. The annual cultural lecture (part of the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series) honors the memory of J. Edward Rall, founder of the Clinical Endocrinology Branch (now within NIDDK), and the first Deputy Director for Intramural Research. He recommended in 1984 that NIH add a cultural lecture to its Director's Lecture series.
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