Emanuel Ax

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Birthday
8, 1949
Birthplace
Lviv, Ukraine
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
8, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
Lviv, Ukraine

About

One of the 21st century's most recognizable concert pianists. He was proficient with the works of many composers.

Before Fame

He studied at The Juilliard School with Mieczysław Munz. He would join the faculty years later.

Trivia

He was given Yale University's Sanford Medal, along with an honorary music doctorate.

Family Life

He married Yoko Nozaki in 1966 and they had two kids named Sarah and Joey Emanuel. His parents Joachim and Hellen Ax were both Nazi concentration camp survivors.

Associated With

He was cellist Yo-Yo Ma's duo recital partner for an August 3, 1973, performance. Their collaboration continued well into the 21st century.