(1937 - )
Vladimir Ashkenazy is a Jewish Russian pianist and conductor.
Ashkenazy (born July 6, 1037) was born in Gorky in the Soviet Union. He studied music at the Moscow Conservatory and,
in 1962, won international fame as the recipient of the Tchaikovsky
competition. Before that, he came in second place at the Chopin Competition
in Warsaw in
1955 and first place at the Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels in 1956. As a pianist, he has appeared with performers such as Itzhak
Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, Lynn Harrell, Elizabeth Soderstroem, Barbara
Bonney and Matthias Goerne.
By the 1970s, Ashkenazy concentrated on conducting.
He has been the guest conductor for the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston
Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia
Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, and Concertgebouw. He has also conducted
concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. His records include
works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovich,
He resides in Meggen, Switzerland with his wife, who
is also a pianist.
Greater Princeton Steinway Society, Lucerne
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