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Handwritten manuscript of "I Am."
A young Ma Shui-long practices the cello outside his childhood home.
Ma with his wife, pianist Hsu Tzu-chen.
Ma with his classmates at the University of Regensburg in Germany.
Ma with his professors at the University of Regensburg in Germany.
Ma and Cloud Gate patriarch Lin Hwai-min.
Ma is inaugurated as president of the Taipei National University of the Arts.
Ma is pictured outside the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York after his recital and U.S. debut.
Ma during a 1997 trip to eastern Taiwan.
A picture of Ma on the balcony of his home at Taipei's Dazhi District in 1998.
An undated photo of Ma composing after his retirement.
Ma is awarded the Second Rank of the R.O.C. Order of Brilliant Star by President Lee Teng-hui in May 2000.