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08.09.14
Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos
Music mastery on rich display at Tanglewood with Ma, Ax, Kavakos and Brahms
The Berkshire Eagle
08.08.14
Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos
Tanglewood Review: Yo Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Leonidas Kavakos deliver brilliant Brahms performance
The Republican
03.03.14
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
Ma and Ax review: A fine makeover of Brahms
San Francisco Chronicle
02.27.14
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
Music review: A brilliant Brahms duo of Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax
Los Angeles Times
02.22.14
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
Ma and Ax team up for a memorable evening of Brahms
Chicago Classical Review
01.10.14
Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax maintains a deep affection for Brahms
Los Angeles Times
09.24.13
Emanuel Ax, Patrick Stewart
From a Fast Friendship, a Collaboration
Wall Street Journal
08.30.13
Emanuel Ax
Not My Job: Pianist Emanuel Ax Takes A Quiz On Axe Body Spray
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
08.15.13
Donald Runnicles, Alexandre Tharaud, Emanuel Ax, Nikolai Lugansky, Vilde Frang, Daniel Hope, Leonidas Kavakos, Ian Bostridge
Congratulations to the 2013 Echo Klassik Award Winners
04.03.13
Emanuel Ax
Beethoven: Eroica Variations; Haydn: Variations in F minor; Schumann: Symphonic Studies – review
The Guardian
02.23.13
Emanuel Ax
Performances of great authority from Emanuel Ax, on a new release from Sony Classical, of Variations by Beethoven, Haydn and Schumann
The Classical Reviewer
01.27.13
Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax Hits His Groove on Four Sets of Variations
WQXR
11.17.12
Emanuel Ax
SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity
Seattle Times
11.16.12
Emanuel Ax
Concert review: SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity
The Seattle Times
03.16.12
Emanuel Ax, Mason Bates
Music review: John Adams' 'Absolute Jest' in San Francisco
Los Angeles Times
03.11.12
Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax at Benaroya: From thorny to daring to magical
Seattle Times
02.22.12
Emanuel Ax
Philharmonic Announces Its Next Season
The New York Times
08.21.11
Emanuel Ax
Proms 47 and 49: COE/Haitink
The Guardian (UK)
05.20.11
Emanuel Ax
Offbeat Cleveland Orchestra program offers much to savor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
05.15.11
Emanuel Ax
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in c, Opus 67; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Opus 58 – Emanuel Ax, piano/ San Francisco Symphony/ Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor – SFSmedia
Audiophile Audition
04.29.11
Emanuel Ax
Emmanuel Ax Named Honorary Member of NY Philharmonic-Symphony Society
Broadway World
03.21.11
Emanuel Ax
Ax played with eruptive force during this all-Schubert recital.
The Telegraph
03.19.11
Emanuel Ax
Ax, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jurowski, Royal Festival Hall
The Arts Desk
02.27.11
Emanuel Ax
A Reading of Schubert, Both Fiery and Fresh
The New York Times
01.15.11
Emanuel Ax
Classical review: Emanuel Ax joins Oregon Symphony in standout performance of Brahms' Second Piano Concerto
The Oregonian
11.05.10
Emanuel Ax
Lintu, Ax collaborate brilliantly with SLSO
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
05.16.10
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios: Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax
Pittsburgh Tribune
05.06.10
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
A Power Trio Highlights Mendelssohn
The New York Times
05.05.10
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
Live From Lincoln Center: Perlman, Ax and Ma @ the Penthouse
PBS
05.01.10
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trios 1&2, Opp. 49 &66
Stereophile Magazine
04.27.10
Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax in Chopin, Schumann
San Francisco Chronicle
04.20.10
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman: Mendelssohn Piano Trios
The National
03.26.10
Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax with Lionel Bringuier and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall
The Los Angeles Times
03.23.10
Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax begins L.A. Philharmonic residency; The pianist will be a jack-of-all-trades during his 10-day stay
Los Angeles Times
03.18.10
Emanuel Ax
Piano and Voice Salute Chopin, Schumann and Those They Inspired
The New York Times
02.12.10
Emanuel Ax
A Snowy Celebration of Schumann and Chopin
The New York Times
02.10.10
Emanuel Ax
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49; Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66 - Yo-Yo Ma, cello/Itzhak Perlman, violin/Emanuel Ax, piano
Audiophile Audition
02.05.10
Emanuel Ax
What our critics are listening to
Democrat and Chronicle
02.01.10
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
Pianist and Cellist Have an Encounter With Chopin and Schumann
The New York Times
01.22.10
Emanuel Ax
Symphony crowns top performance with bravura
Pittsburgh Tribune
04.01.09
Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma
A Three-Star Salute to Mendelssohn at 200
The New York Times
03.02.09
Emanuel Ax
AX / Dudamel / Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London
The Independent
05.31.08
Emanuel Ax
Berio's ‘Love Letter’ to Schubert, Inspired by Sketches for an Unwritten Symphony
The New York Times
09.18.07
Emanuel Ax
EMANUEL AX-DSO has a splendid first night of season
Detroit Free Press
09.14.07
Emanuel Ax
Strauss: Enoch Arden; Piano Pieces, Op 3, Stewart/ Ax
Guardian Unlimited
03.22.07
Emanuel Ax
A different Ax offers same great moments
Philadelphia Inquirer
02.19.07
Emanuel Ax
Piece by Piece, a Festival Takes Shape
The New York Times
08.19.06
Emanuel Ax
Mozart’s Machinery Is Choreographed by Mark Morris in ‘Dances’
New York Times

Born in 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 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.

The 2013/14 season begins with appearances at the Barbican Centre followed by Lincoln Center with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink as well as collaborations with the Concertgebouworkester and Mariss Jansons in Amsterdam, Bucharest, China and Japan during their world-wide centenary celebrations. The second half of the season sees the realization of a project inspired by Brahms which includes new pieces from composers Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Brett Dean and Anders Hillborg all producing works linked to Brahms commissioned jointly between the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cal Performances Berkeley, Chicago Symphony and Carnegie Hall with the participation of collaborators Anne-Sophie von Otter and Yo-Yo Ma. To conclude the season, he will travel to Hong Kong and Australia for a complete cycle of Beethoven concerti with incoming Chief Conductor David Roberston in Sydney and with Sir Andrew Davis in Melbourne ... read full bio