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WORLD-FAMOUS conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович А́шкенази, is making another appearance in the Midlands this month with a concert which promises to follow in the footsteps of his previous sell-out performances.
His appearances with pianist Evgeny Kissin Evgeny Igorevich Kissin (Russian Евге́ний И́горевич Ки́син, Evge'nij I'gorevič Ki'sin and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Birmingham Symphony Hall are becoming legendary.
This formidable partnership now turns its attention to perhaps the most demanding of all piano concertos, Brahms' No 2, when they appear together on Friday, May 18.
In addition, Ashkenazy continues his exploration of the Shostakovich symphonies after conducting fine performances of others in earlier seasons.
Now it is the turn of the sixth with its enigmatic, slow and mysterious first movement and two brilliant successors.
Ashkenazy has often been quoted as saying that for him music is indivisible INDIVISIBLE. That which cannot be separated.
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This conviction is borne out by his passion for so many different aspects of music-making, from conductor, to piano recitalist and chamber musician.
For the first part of his life, he was devoted to the piano.
He studied at the Central School of Music and Moscow Conservatoire conservatoire
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After that he spent three decades touring the great musical centres of the world, performing an ever-growing repertoire in recitals and concertos and appearing with chamber music partners such as Pinchas Zukerman.
During this time he built up one of the largest and most comprehensive recording catalogues of our day.
From the 1970s onwards, he became increasingly active as a conductor and held positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is a British orchestra based in London. It tours widely, and is sometimes referred to as “Britain's national orchestra”. , Cleveland Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin For the East Berlin orchestra founded in 1923, see .
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Three years ago, Ashkenazy took up the position of chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and since then he has devoted himself to a broad range of tours, recordings and special projects.
Alongside his work with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, he also now holds the positions of music director of the European Union Youth Orchestra The of this article or section may be compromised by "peacock terms".
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He also continues to perform in recital throughout Europe, the Far East and America.
Anyone who is interested in seeing Ashkenazy perform with Kissin next week can get tickets from the Symphony Hall box office this week.
Tickets are priced between pounds 5 and pounds 37.50.
Telephone 0121 780 3333.
DYNAMIC DUO: Vladimir Ashkenazy (top) and Evgeny Kissin (above)