Emanuel Ax

The New York Philharmonic

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Biography
Emanuel Ax by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Pianist Emanuel Ax has a long association with the New York Philharmonic, including being named an Honorary Member of the Society, and serving as the 2012–13 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence. Born in modern day Lvov, Poland, he moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. Mr. Ax made his New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, and in 1974 won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, followed four years later by the Avery Fisher Prize.

In partnership with Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma, Mr. Ax began the current season with concerts in Vienna, Paris, and London in support of their recent release of Brahms’s Piano Trios for Sony Classical. In the US he returns to the orchestras in Cleveland, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Washington, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Portland, and concludes the season with a recital at Carnegie Hall. In Europe he can be heard in Munich, Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Vienna, London, and on tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Italy.

Mr. Ax has been a Sony Classical exclusive recording artist since 1987. He has received Grammy Awards for two volumes of his cycle of Haydn’s piano sonatas, and made a series of Grammy-winning recordings of Beethoven and Brahms sonatas for cello and piano with Yo-Yo Ma. In the 2004–05 season, Mr. Ax contributed to an International Emmy Award–winning BBC documentary commemorating the Holocaust that aired on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In 2013 his recording Variations received the Echo Klassik Award for Solo Recording of the Year (19th-century music / piano).

Emanuel Ax is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates of music from Skidmore College, Yale University, and Columbia University.

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October, 2019 Thursday

Emanuel Ax Performs Beethoven
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7:30 PM Concert

Emanuel Ax Performs Beethoven

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Jennifer Higdon blue cathedral
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Roussel Symphony No. 3
Ravel La Valse
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Stéphane Denève Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

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October, 2019 Friday

Emanuel Ax Performs Beethoven
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2:00 PM Concert

Emanuel Ax Performs Beethoven

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Jennifer Higdon blue cathedral
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Roussel Symphony No. 3
Ravel La Valse
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Stéphane Denève Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

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October, 2019 Saturday

Emanuel Ax Performs Beethoven
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8:00 PM Concert

Emanuel Ax Performs Beethoven

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Jennifer Higdon blue cathedral
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Roussel Symphony No. 3
Ravel La Valse
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Stéphane Denève Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano
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