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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.
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.
Jill Hornor Husband, Yo-Yo Ma
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.