A 10-year-old Yo-Yo Ma sent an adorable letter to Leonard Bernstein

14 January 2016, 12:22 | Updated: 13 March 2020, 14:45

The superstar cellist once wrote to legendary conductor Leonard Bernstein, asking if he would like to hear him play.

A letter, dated December 21st 1965, gives an insight into prodigious talent, ambition, and good manners of a young cellist who would become one of the greatest.

The note from cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who was then 10 years old, to the high-profile compsoer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, was tweeted by Broadway polymath Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

It’s really, really cute.