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"I think it's pretty rare to have the opportunity to work with so many people that I admire in one project." Yo-Yo Ma
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"Our (nation's) cultural strength has always been derived from our diversity of understanding and experience." Yo-Yo Ma
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"I think I actually enjoy practicing now more than seven years ago because you're really doing something totally specific." Yo-Yo Ma
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"The tango is really a combination of many cultures, though it eventually became the national music of Argentina." Yo-Yo Ma
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"From the sight-reading abilities of the students who came to the [reading sessions], 95% of whom were not music majors, to the great questions and comments we got from students in the classes, to the amazing enthusiasm and energy of the jam session, everywhere we went we could feel the intelligence and open-mindedness of Harvard undergraduates." Yo-Yo Ma
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"One is that you have to take time, lots of time, to let an idea grow from within. The second is that when you sign on to something, there will be issues of trust, deep trust, the way the members of a string quartet have to trust one another." Yo-Yo Ma
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"Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together." Yo-Yo Ma
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"It was just so sweet. It was personally sweet but what he did was actually emotionally right, for the score." Yo-Yo Ma
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"The Silk Road is far more than a historic trading route that connected the people and traditions of Asia with Europe." Yo-Yo Ma
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"Good things happen when you meet strangers." Yo-Yo Ma
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"After reaching 50, I began to wonder what the root of life is." Yo-Yo Ma
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"There is no culture in the world that we have not benefited from." Yo-Yo Ma
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"I'm not likely to forget where I've been and what I've done and learned. I think it's just as important to play new instruments as to play new pieces. The old ones are getting scarcer and the new ones more and more wonderful." Yo-Yo Ma
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"Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world." Yo-Yo Ma
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"When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives. The Silk Road project hopes to plant the seed of new cultural growth and to celebrate traditions and musical voices everywhere. The Silk Road is far more than a historic trading route that connected the people and traditions of Asia with Europe." Yo-Yo Ma
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"Early on he was thinking somehow in the recesses of his mind that 'Hey, maybe we should do that,' and I know he was interested in the possibility of setting the book to music." Yo-Yo Ma
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"He's just so much a master of the material, and that's also based on the deep knowledge of the jazz world, of the American musical theater. By having had such a wide and deep history in all these different musical genres he can pick and choose at any moment what needs to be and it's always organic, it's always him, because all of these worlds are a part of him." Yo-Yo Ma
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"But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music." Yo-Yo Ma
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"I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered." Yo-Yo Ma
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"Many of the Central Asians know Russian, and Ted Levin speaks it fluently. I speak Chinese, but Mongolian is completely different, so we had to have translators." Yo-Yo Ma
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"One of the most interesting aspects of the film project was collaborating with so many people - directors, filmmakers, and writers - over a five-year period. I learned that there are two components to this." Yo-Yo Ma
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Birth: 1797-03-04 Death: 1801-03-04

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