Emanuel Ax is an American classical pianist born on 8 June 1949. He is a Grammy award winner who is currently contributing as a faculty teacher Juilliard School. Considering his date of birth, the Emanuel Ax is at the age of 89 as of 2018. He is active in the industry since 1973. Talking about his nationality, he is a Soviet-born naturalized American citizen. Let’s explore in detail about the internationally acclaimed performer Ax’s biography below:
Early Life and Education
Emanuel was born in 1975 in Lviv, Ukraine that was then the part of the Soviet Union. He was born in the Polish-Jewish family where his parents were named Joachim and Hellen Ax. His parents were Nazi concentration camp survivors. From the age of six, Ax started learning piano from his father. After a year, his family moved to the Capital city of Poland, Warsaw. Being there, Ax attended Miodowa School and studied piano as well. Later, he moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but still, Ax didn’t stop learning music. When he was 21 years old, Ax moved to the New York City where he went to the Juilliard School and studied under Mieczysław Munz. From the Yale University, he received an honorary doctorate. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the Columbia University in 1970. The same year, he became the American citizen.
Career and Professional Life
In 1973, Ax turned out as the Young Concert Artists International Auditions winner for his brilliant performance. Since August 3, 1973, he has been performing with French-born American cellist Yo-Yo Ma. They performed together for the first time at the Marlboro Music School and Festival. The duo has released various cello/piano repertoire. He also contributed a documentary movie as a guest artist which is about Five Days in September; the Rebirth of an Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Peter Oundjian. Ax worked as the Music Director for 1997’s Ojai Music Festival where he was accompanied by Daniel Harding.
Emanuel Ax’s wife name is Yoko Nozaki who is also a pianist by profession. The pianist couple met while both were studying at Juilliard. The duo started dating and finally got married in 1974. From their married life, the couple is blessed with two children named Joey and Sarah. Emanuel Ax and his wife currently reside in the New York City. According to reports, Ax speaks fluent Polish and often uses it while talking to his family members.
Ax has an adorable height. Even at this age, he is trying his best effort to maintain his health.
Salary and Net worth
Some wiki sites have mentioned Emanuel Ax’s estimated net worth of 700,000 USD. He is living a luxurious life and possibly his net worth is making him capable to live such a high-profile life.
Wiki and Facts
Ax’s biography is available in Wikipedia and some other popular wiki sites as well. The Grammy Award-winning classical pianist Ax’s Twitter profile is reachable @emanuelax where he has garnered more than 3.5k followers. Seems like Ax doesn’t use other social networking sites except for Twitter.