Jr. Peace and Music Ambassador Judge Panel
Junior Peace and Music Ambassador
Distinguished Members of our Judge Panel
Born in Paris to Chinese parents, Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma gave her first public performance at age seven, and played piano with her brother Yo-Yo Ma for over a decade. She was winner of the French National Competition "Royaume de la Musique" and played Mendelssohn Concerto with the Denver Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10.
Currently, Dr. Ma is Executive Director of the Children's Orchestra Society and has been recognized by St. Joseph's College in West Hartford, with a doctorate in humanities honoris causa, the New York Public Advocate Award for leadership and advocacy for Asian American Youth, and the Francis Riker Davis Award from the Brearley School for outstanding community service
Cellist for the Philadelphia Orchestra; international chamber musician and cross-cultural performer; newest album "Beyond Borders"
Possessed of a powerful voice and striking stahe presence, Misoon Ghim has appeared on the stages of the New York City Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Opera Delaware.