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Vladimir Ashkenazy

  • Conductor
  • Pianist


Conducting has formed the largest part of Vladimir Ashkenazy's activities for the past 20 years. In January 2009 he took up the new position of Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Ashkenazy is Conductor Laureate of the Philharmonia, Iceland and NHK Symphony Orchestras and Music Director of the European Union Youth Orchestra. He maintains strong links with major orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin.