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Vladimir AshkenazyMain Events 2018, Classical music and Opera
04/09/2018

Born in Russia in 1937, Vladimir Ashkenazy is an acclaimed pianist and conductor. His began his career focused on the piano and is renowned for a lengthy and wide-ranging repertoire; different performances both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles have earned him six Grammys. After several decades, he decided to branch into conducting and became the principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra between 1987 and 1994. Ashkenazy's career has taken him all over the world, with stints at the Czech Philharmonic, the European Union Youth Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He also has close links to Iceland through his wife, and in 1970 helped found the Reykjavik Arts Festival and is conductor laureate of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. In Barcelona, Ashkenazy will conduct the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino from Florence, Italy – he replaces Zubin Mehta, the chief conductor of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino who has had to pull out due to health reasons. The bill features Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Symphony Nº 4, Op. 36.

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