Since winning the 1955 Chopin Competition, Vladimir Ashkenazy has become one of the most renowned and revered pianists of our times. In the past twenty years he has also received international recognition for his conducting, and enjoys strong associations with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra, in addition to making guest appearances with major orchestras around the world. In January, 2009 he became the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Sydney Symphony.
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Pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy is widely considered a master of the standard repertoire – Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. But you might be surprised to hear him tell you the music that’s true to his heart is neither German nor Russian. Vladimir Ashkenazy spoke with David Srebnik of Virtuoso Voices.