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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.
If you haven't gotten around to reading the complete letters of Bernstein, I found the cutest one. Yo-Yo Mini! pic.twitter.com/J1QprycQAX— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 12, 2016