Vladimir y Vovka Ashkenazy: debut four hands

Vladimir Ashkenazy

The legendary pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy returns after 20 years to Great cycle Interpreters of the Fundación Scherzo with a repertoire that has led him to stages around the world with his son, the pianist also vovka Ashkenazy. The program for two pianos, compositions comprising Schubert, Cream, Ravel Y Rachmaninov, You will be heard next Monday 5 of June, at National Music Auditorium in Madrid. It will be the first time the audience Great Performers can enjoy a joint recital of Vladimir, which had not visited the cycle from 1996 – y Vovka Ashkenazy.

Vladimir Ashkenazy is one of the few artists who has been able to combine a successful career as a pianist and conductor. Since the fifties, when he began to excel in international competitions, It has built an extraordinary career that has established him as one of the most outstanding pianists of the twentieth century and artists whose creative life continues to inspire music lovers around the world.

The task of leadership has occupied a large part of Ashkenazy's career over the last 30 years. It maintains a longstanding relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra, así como with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Italian Swiss. He has developed landmark projects such as Prokofiev y Shostakovich under Stalin Y Rachmaninoff revisited. During 15 years was Music Director of the European Union Youth Orchestra and has also held various positions in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic. It has an exquisite catalog of studio recordings, in which the winner of a Grammy Award CD stands Preludes and Fugues, Shostakovich, Y Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca, a box of fifty albums celebrating his long relationship with the label. Beyond its schedule of performances, Vladimir Ashkenazy has been involved in many television projects guided by its desire to ensure a platform in the mainstream media to classical music.

As for Vovka Ashkenazy, She debuted at the Barbican Center, London, in 1983 junto a la London Symphony Orchestra/ Richard Hickox. Since then, his career has taken him across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Americas. He has performed with major British orchestras, as well as such prominent groups as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Australian Chamber, Berlin Symphony, Berne Symphony o la Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

Vovka Ashkenazy has very active as a chamber musician and has recorded an album of Italian music for clarinet and piano with his brother, Dimitri Ashkenazy clarinetist. It also has four hands recordings with his father. Parallel to his concerts, Vovka Ashkenazy also devotes time to teaching and offers master classes in many countries. He is Honorary Artistic Advisor Guangzhou Opera House and Artistic Director of the International Piano Competition Rina Sala Gallo.


National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours
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  1. SCHUBERT The Hungarian Divertimento , op.54
  2. CREAM Vltava (El Moldava)
  3. RAVEL Spanish Rhapsody for two pianos
  4. RACHMANINOV Suite No.1, op.5 (Fantaisie-Tableaux para dos pianos)