Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Birthday
6, 1937
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Pianist and conductor from Russia who has performed with renowned orchestras like the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is a multiple-time Grammy winner in the Best Chamber Music Performance and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance categories.

Before Fame

He attended Central Music School, where he studied with famed Armenian pianist Anaida Sumbatyan.

Trivia

He became known for breaking with tradition by performing in a turtleneck rather than a suit and running, rather than walking, to and from his piano.

Family Life

His mother is actress Yevstolia Grigorievna and his father is composer David Ashkenazi.

Associated With

He won a Grammy for his 1979 collaborative album with violinist Itzhak Perlman.