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Yo-Yo Ma  (748)
Oil on canvas
55 x 80 cm

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Yo-Yo Ma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2014-11-25.

 

Description: Yo-Yo Ma 2013.jpg

Yo-Yo Ma in 2013

Background information

Born

(1955-10-07) October 7, 1955 (age 59)
Paris, France

Genres

Classical

Occupation(s)

Cellist, educator

Instruments

Cello

Years active

fl. ca. 1961–present

Labels

CBS, RCA, Sony Classical

Associated acts

Silk Road Ensemble

Website

yo-yoma.com

Notable instruments

Violoncello
Antonio Stradivari 1712 'Davydov'
Domenico Montagnana 1733

Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a French and American[1] cellist. Born in Paris to Chinese parents, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of five. He graduated from Juilliard School and Harvard University and has enjoyed a prolific career as both a soloist performing with orchestras around the world and a recording artist. His 75 albums have received fifteen Grammy Awards.

 

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Rachel Barton Pine  (747)
Oil on canvas
52 x 69 cm

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Rachel Barton Pine

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Description: Rachel Barton Pine from Earthen Grave.jpg

Barton Pine performing on her 5-string Viper electric violin with heavy metal group Earthen Grave

Background information

Birth name

Rachel Elizabeth Barton

Born

(1974-10-11) October 11, 1974 (age 40)

Origin

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Genres

Classical
Baroque
Heavy metal

Occupation(s)

Violinist
NPO administrator

Instruments

Violin
Electric violin
Baroque violin
Viola d'amore[1]
Rebec
Renaissance violin

Years active

1981-present

Labels

Cedille Records

Associated acts

Trio Settecento
Earthen Grave

Website

rachelbartonpine.com

Rachel Barton Pine (born Rachel Elizabeth Barton, October 11, 1974) is a violinist from Chicago. She started playing at the age of 3 and a half, debuted with the Chicago Symphony at age 10 and performed at many other renowned venues as a child and teenager. Currently she tours worldwide as a soloist with prestigious orchestras, plays in a baroque chamber music group and a heavy metal band, and has an active recording career. She is married to Greg Pine, a health care consulting firm CEO and former minor league baseball pitcher.[2] They have one daughter.

 

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Mark Thompson (746).
Oil on canvas
37 x 46 cm

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Mark Thompson

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Mark Thompson at the Monaco Media Forum in 2008

CEO New York Times Company

Incumbent

Assumed office
November 2012

Preceded by

Janet L. Robinson

14th Director-General of the BBC

In office
22 June 2004 – 17 September 2012

Deputy

Mark Byford

Preceded by

Mark Byford (acting)

Succeeded by

George Entwistle

Personal details

Born

Mark John Thompson
(1957-07-31) 31 July 1957 (age 57)
London, England

Nationality

British

Spouse(s)

Jane Blumberg

Alma mater

Merton College, Oxford

Religion

Roman Catholic

 

Mark John Thompson[1] (born 31 July 1957)[2] is a British media executive and current CEO of the New York Times Company. A former chief executive of Channel 4, he is best known as Director-General of the BBC from 2004 to 2012.

 

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