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Overview (1)

Born in Lvov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Lviv, Ukraine]

Mini Bio (1)

Emanuel Ax was born on June 8, 1949 in Lvov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. He is married to Yoko Nozaki. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Yoko Nozaki (? - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Won the first 'Arthur Rubinstein' International Piano Competition.
Lives in the same apartment building as Yefim Bronfman.
Known for his recordings with Yo-Yo Ma.
Regularly performs with his wife, also a pianist.
Graduated from Juilliard and Columbia University.
Grammy Award-winning pianist.

Personal Quotes (3)

Pianists don't argue too much generally because we have such a hard time just getting things right; arguing is for string players.
Even if you don't like a concert of mine, please, please applaud at the end anyway.
I don't see myself as anyone very special. I think most of my pianist friends are at least as adventurous as me, and they learn a lot more repertoire. I'm very lucky to be in this profession, and I'm as curious as anyone else. But I don't think I do anything of tremendous depths in terms of research into performance practice. I spend that time practising

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