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Who is Jill Hornor?

Jill Hornor is the wife of famous musician, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and a proud mother of their two children; the couple has been married since 1978. She is an art consultant, but there is no information about her accomplishments, and is also a German professor. Unfortunately, information about her birthdate and place remain unknown in the media.

Early Life, and Education

From an early age Jill was interested in music, and took up the violin. Then while in Mount Holyoke High School, she become a part of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Once she matriculated, Jill enrolled at Cornell University, from which she graduated with a degree in German literature. During her studies, she spent a year in Paris and has lived in several other European cities.

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First Meeting with Yo-Yo Ma

Jill and Yo-Yo Ma met when they were both still teenagers, and as university separated them, they stayed in touch by messaging and email. The couple began a romantic relationship, which eventually resulted in marriage.

Popularity Through Marriage

If it wasn’t for Yo-Yo Ma, we might have never heard about Jill; detailed information about her still remain unknown in the media. However, the couple married in 1978, and since then they have welcomed two children, Emily Hornor Ma and Nicholas.

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Jill Hornor Husband, Yo-Yo Ma

Unfortunately, information such as Jill’s career, net worth and other important details remain unknown to the media. So, stay with us for a few details about her husband, the Grammy Award-winning cellist, Yo-Yo Ma. He was born on the 7th of October 1955, in Paris, France of Chinese ancestry. He is a world-renowned cellist, who has released over 90 albums, and thanks to his accomplishments has won 18 Grammy Awards. Yo-Yo was initially recognized as a child prodigy, whose professional career began when he was only five years old. He is the son of Hiao-Tsiun Ma, who was a violinist and worked as a professor of music at Nanjing University, and mother Marina Lu, who was a singer. So, under the influence of his family, from an early age he learned to play several instruments, and as a five-year-old boy began performing. At the age of seven he moved to New York with the family, where he went to The Juilliard School. Then he enrolled at Columbia University, but changed to attend Harvard College, from which he graduated with a BA degree in 1976.
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Yo-Yo Ma’s Success

He is the art director of the orchestra Silk Road Ensemble, and he is the one responsible for creating soundtracks for films such as “Seven Years On Tibet” (1997), “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000), “Memoirs Of A Geisha”, and several others.

Ma has also released more than 90 albums, which have also increased his net worth, and for which he is a recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and numerous other prestigious awards, such as Avery Fisher Prize which he received in 1978, Glenn Gould Prize in 2011, Dan David Prize in 2006, and others. Ma was also awarded with National Medal of Arts in 2001, and ten years later he received Presidential Medal of Freedom, plus in 2012 he was the recipient of the Polar Music Prize. Yo-Yo Ma’s net worth is estimated at $20 million.


    • LOL! That was the very thing that caught my eye. They married in 1978 so before that they stayed in touch by email? They were much more advanced than everyone else then.

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