KU Student Selected For Class With Yo-Yo Ma

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Three young musicians will get a chance to learn from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma when he visits Kansas City next month to appear at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Students from the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Park University will participate in a special master class with Ma. Students in master classes typically perform a piece once, then play it again after hearing advice from the master.

One of the students picked for the opportunity is Hyerim Jeon, who is pursuing a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Kansas. She says she couldn't believe her eyes when she received the invitation.

Ma's three performances of the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Kansas City Symphony are sold out.

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