Internationally renowned cellist Yo-yo Ma (馬友友) brings his talent to
Taipei next week for a one-time performance, a stop along his Silk Road
The Silk Road Project, founded by Ma in 1998, seeks to celebrate music from
the various cultures along the historic land and sea routes that comprise
the Silk Road. The ancient trade route extended from the easternmost part of
Asia to Europe. His concert repertoire will include commissioned pieces
composed for specially created Silk Road ensembles and aims to bring the
cultural influences and musical viewpoints he has come across in his world
travels to light.
"Throughout my travels, I have thought about the culture, religion and ideas
that have been influential for centuries along the Silk Road, and have
wondered how new musical voices were formed from the diversity of these
traditions," said Ma, who continually strives to find new ways to
communicate his passion to audiences.
So far this year, the international tour has taken the Chinese-American Ma
to the Netherlands and Germany. Asian stops include Taipei, Beijing, and
Shanghai. He takes the stage of the National Concert Hall on Tuesday
To learn more about the Silk Road project, which acts as an umbrella
organization for various cultural and musical programs, visit its Web site
For the limited tickets still available for Ma's concert, call 02-2341-9898.
Prices range from NT$1,200 to NT$4,800.