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Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy and London Orchestra  to perform in Xi'an!
Title:
Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy and London Orchestra to perform in Xi'an!
When:
30.04.2010 18.00 h
Where:
Xi'an Concert Hall - Xi'an
Street:
New Qujiang District, Middle Yanta Nan Lu -西安市曲江新区
ZIP:
710061
City:
Xi'an
Category:
Music Concerts

Description

World class music in Xi'an: The London Philharmonic Orchestra and world famous Vladimir Ashkenazy to perform in Xi'an.

Vladimir Ashkenazy

The greatly gifted Russian-born Icelandic pianist and conductor, Vladimir (Davidovich) Ashkenazy [sometimes transliterated Ashkenazi; Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович А́шкенази], was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish father and a Russian Orthodox mother.

His parents were professional pianists and taught him to play at an early age. Showing prodigious talent, he was accepted in 1945 (age of 8) at the Central Music School in Moscow, where he took formal lessons with Anaida Sumbatian. In 1955 he entered the class of Lev Oborin at the Moscow Conservatory, graduating in 1963. In 1955 he won 2nd prize at the prestigious International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. A great turning point in his career was reached when in 1956, at the age of 19, he won 1st prize in the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition in Brussels. In 1958 he made his fIrst tour of the USA. In 1962 he and John Ogdon were both awarded 1st prizes at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

In 1961 Vladimir Ashkenazy married a young pianist, SofIa Johannsdottir of Iceland, who was studying in Moscow at the time. In 1963 they went to England while retaining their common Soviet citizenship. In 1968 they moved to Reykjavík, and in 1972 Ashkenazy became a naturalized Icelandic citizen.

As a piano virtuoso, Vladimir Ashkenazy has gained an international reputation for his penetrating insight and superlative technique; his mastery extends from Haydn to the contemporary era. He is renowned for his performances of Romantic and Russian composers. He has recorded the complete 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich, Scriabin's sonatas, Chopin and Schumann's entire works for piano, Beethoven's piano sonatas, as well as the piano concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, Béla Bartók, Prokofiev, and Sergei Rachmaninov. He has also performed and recorded chamber music. He continues to record and perform internationally.

More info and contact

Phone: 029-86690993 or 400-610-3721 or 029-85566469 or 85566468

Ticket Prices

Venue

Xi'an Concert Hall
Venue:
Xi'an Concert Hall   -   Website
Street:
New Qujiang District, Middle Yanta Nan Lu -西安市曲江新区
ZIP:
710061
City:
Xi'an

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