Sicong Ma(1912-1987), Chinese composer and violinist. He was referred to in China as "The King of Violinists", he studied at the Paris Conservatory. Upon returning to China, he was appointed president of the newly established Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing in 1949. During "Cultural Revolution" he and his family moved to US, he died in 1987. He composed violin pieces such as "Nostalgia", "Inner Mongolia Suite" , "Lullaby", "Tibet tone poem", etc-most favorite pieces of 20th century in China.
Yo-yo Ma(1955- ), Chinese/American cellist, virtuoso and winner of multiple Grammy Awards, born into a music family, mother(singer), father(violinist), learned to play violin, viola and cello at young age, chose cello for further study, attended Juilliard Music School and graduated from Harvard University, played in the Marlboro Music Festival under Pablo Casals. He is considered one of the revered cellists of the modern age.
馬友友（Yo-Yo Ma，1955年10月7日 －）是一位大提琴演奏家，為法國出生的華裔美國人，曾獲得多座葛萊美獎。包括2013年第55屆葛萊美獎。
Lorin Maazel(1930-), American conductor/violinist, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, of American parents; raise in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, studied conducting, violin and piano, at the University of Pittsburgh, joined Pittsburgh Symphony as violinist. He served as music director of the Berlin Oper and Radio Symphony, then music director of Cleveland Orchestra, and Vienna State Opera. He will be the next music director of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, 2012-13.
Edward A. MacDowell(1860-1908), American composer, studied at the Paris Conservatory first, then at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfort, later taught there; returning to US and taught at Boston and Columbia universities, served as president of the Society of American Musicians and Composers. He composed 2 piano concertos, orchestral music, and piano pieces.
Guillaume de Machaut (or Machault)(c. 1300-1377), French poet and composer, he was the foremost figure of the 14th century of France in arts, his poetic output was extensive; he composed in a wide range of styles and forms. He is a part of musical movement known as the ars nova. His music compositions are numerous including ballads, motets and masses.
Antonio Machin(1903-1977), Cuban singer and musician. His parents emigrated to Cuba from Galicia, Spain. He sang Ava Maria by Schubert, from that day on he was determined to become a singer. In Havana, he joined several singing groups-trios, quartets.. In 1935 he moved to Europe, singing in London, Paris, and Madrid. He settled in Madrid and remained there until his death.
He is best known for singing El Manisero, Dos gardenas, Madrecita, and Angelitos negros. ****** Click Older Posts to continue