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Emanuel Ax

  • Pianist
  • Teacher


Emanuel Ax, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, was born in Lvov in the former Soviet Union in 1949. Emanuel and his family  moved to Winnipeg, Canada when he was a very young boy. Emanuel Ax's studies at The Juilliard School were supported by the Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America. Soon, Emanuel Ax won the Young Concert Artists Award. Emanuel's studied with Mieczylaw Munz at the Juilliard. Emanuel Ax also attended Columbia University with major studies in French language and literature.

Emanuel Ax is distinguished not exclusively for his lyrical temperament and unmatched virtuosity, but also for the outstanding scope of his performing and recording activity. Emanuel Ax has appeared with all leading world's orchestras and conductors and participated in a variety of chamber music collaborations with the greatest artists of our time. Emanuel Ax has been acclaimed for his discography on Sony BMG Masterworks.