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Emanuel Ax

March 25  Thursday at 7:30 pm


He’s one of the most celebrated musicians of our time. The Los Angeles Times raves: “within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.” Now “Manny,” as he likes to be called, takes the EJ stage – alone – to perform works by Chopin. Experience this legend in an intimate performance for our Margaret Baxtresser Annual Piano Concert.

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Born in modern day Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. His studies at the Juilliard School were supported by the sponsorship of the Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America, and he subsequently won the Young Concert Artists Award. Additionally, he attended Columbia University where he majored in French. Mr. Ax made his New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, and captured public attention in 1974 when he 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 coveted Avery Fisher Prize.

What are people saying?

Mr Ax…played with youthful brio, incisive rhythm, bountiful imagination, delicacy when called for and thundering power when the piano fought back."

The New York Times

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