On April 7, 2007, Yo-Yo was on the radio game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Yo-Yo has nicknamed his cello "Petunia."
Yo-Yo made his first TV appearance when he was just eight years old.
Yo-Yo was born in France but moved to New York with his family when he was seven.
Yo-Yo studied with Leonard Rose at the famous Juilliard School of Music.
Yo-Yo has released 109 albums in his career.
In 2005, Yo-Yo was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts (honoris causa) from Princeton University.
Yo-Yo has won 15 Grammy Awards in his career.
Yo-Yo's primary instrument is a cello that is over two hundred and seventy year old and worth more than two and a half million dollars.
Yo-Yo plays with his own group which is called the Silk Road Ensemble.
Yo-Yo married violinist Jill Hornor in 1977.
Yo-Yo Ma won the 2006 Sonning Music Prize.
Yo-Yo: We were coming from a different knowledge base. It's a brave new world for both of us. (On working with musician Sandeep Das.)
Yo-Yo: There is no culture in the world that we have not benefited from.
Yo-Yo: I think I actually enjoy practicing now more than seven years ago because you're really doing something totally specific.
Yo-Yo: I think it's pretty rare to have the opportunity to work with so many people that I admire in one project.
Yo-Yo: After reaching 50, I began to wonder what the root of life is.