The Silk Road Ensemble has performed in more than 25 countries, in venues ranging from concert halls to stadiums to museum galleries throughout the world, from New York's Carnegie Hall to Shanghai Stadium. The Silk Road Ensemble performs both traditional music and newly commissioned works. Much of the Ensemble's repertoire reflects the multicultural reality of many contemporary composers' and musicians' lives.
The Silk Road Project's goal is to inspire passion-driven learning through the arts. The Silk Road Project provides a gateway to greater understanding of the world through active educational programs, resources and multidisciplinary explorations of topics inspired by the Silk Road. Educational activities range from student workshops to storytelling concerts with children to curricular development in schools.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is the artistic director of the Silk Road Project, a nonprofit artistic, cultural and educational organization founded by him in 1998. Yo-Yo Ma regularly performs with the Silk Road Ensemble.
The Silk Road Ensemble presents performances that explore the relationship between tradition and innovation in music from the East and West. In these interviews, Ensemble members discuss their instruments and their experiences with other artists from around the world through the Silk Road Project.