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Members of the Silk Road Ensemble, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, perform together at the ACME Studio in Brooklyn, New York in October 2013.

Watch Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse

March 26, 2014 – Watch the world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his close friends from all over the world in action.

Joseph Calleja performed a Tiny Desk Concert November 26.

Watch Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

March 24, 2014 – All the world's top opera houses want the young tenor with the old-school approach.

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Timo Andres in his studio in Bed-Sty, Brooklyn.

Watch Timo Andres On Q2 Music's 'Spaces' Q2

March 17, 2014 – The composer's music reconciles a fascination with the past with stylish craftsmanship. Q2

Pianist Yuja Wang playing Prokofiev's Toccata, Op. 11 at the Steinway and Sons factory in Queens, New York.

Watch On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles

February 19, 2014 – We took one of the world's most buzzed-about pianists to the Steinway factory in Queens.

Van-Anh Vanessa Vo performs a Tiny Desk Concert in October 2013.

Watch Van-Anh Vanessa Vo: Tiny Desk Concert

January 4, 2014 – The musician unpacks an array of traditional Vietnamese instruments — and 1,000 years of culture.

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Kronos

Watch Kronos Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

November 25, 2013 – The intrepid champions of new music bring a lullaby, rare blues and a work by Bryce Dessner to NPR.

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Tenor Nicholas Phan and harpist Sivan Magen perform at a group house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Watch Britten Goes Back To Brooklyn With Nicholas Phan

November 20, 2013 – A tenor brings three quirky folk songs from England back to bohemian Brooklyn.

Lawrence Brownlee performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013.

Watch Lawrence Brownlee: Tiny Desk Concert

October 5, 2013 – The operatic tenor, acclaimed for his Rossini, circles back to his roots as a singer of spirituals.

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Violinist Daniel Hope takes his music of the spheres concept to the Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

Watch Daniel Hope's Earth And Sky Expedition Q2

August 21, 2013 – Watch the celebrated violinist play music of the spheres amid twinkling lights. Q2

Time For Three performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

Watch Time For Three: Tiny Desk Concert

July 27, 2013 – Hear the "classically trained garage band" perform with staggering technique and contagious energy.

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Maya Beiser performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 9, 2013.

Watch Maya Beiser: Tiny Desk Concert

June 29, 2013 – A brilliant cellist with a stunning command of her instrument, Beiser performs at the NPR offices.

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Daniel Stepner performs on the violin once owned by Mozart himself.

Watch Mozart's Violin Comes To Boston, Live In Concert WGBH

June 19, 2013 – Mozart himself never made it to America — but his violin and viola did. Hear and see them played. WGBH

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Angélica Negrón gives Q2 Music a tour of her apartment.

Watch Angélica Negrón On Q2 Music's 'Spaces' Q2

June 12, 2013 – Watch the creative Puerto Rican-born composer show off her vintage keyboards and music boxes. Q2

Jherek Bischoff in his home studio.

Watch Jherek Bischoff: The Composer Who Lived On The Ocean Q2

May 22, 2013 – Take a tour of the young composer's childhood home: a tiny sailboat docked in a Seattle harbor. Q2

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