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Jan 10 2022

CANCELED – Emanuel Ax on Performing Brahms’ Epic First Piano Concerto

Emanuel Ax
classical
Lani Hall

This event has been canceled due to COVID-19 safety protocols to reduce the risk of a rise in new COVID-19 cases at UCLA.

Professor William Kinderman hosts Grammy-winning American classical pianist Emanuel Ax, one of the world's foremost pianists, in a discussion on performing Brahms’ epic First Piano Concerto, a work that the beloved piano virtuoso will perform three times with the LA Phil following this event.

Pianist Emanuel Ax was born in Lvov, Poland, and performs in recital and with major symphony orchestras around the world. He appears regularly at the BBC Proms, Blossom Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Mostly Mozart Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, and Ravinia Festival, among many others. Frequent chamber music performance collaborators include Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, and Young Uck Kim. Among his many world premieres of 20th- and 21st-century music include Joseph Schwantner’s Piano Concerto with the St. Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin (1988). He has recorded more than 20 discs for RCA records and has been an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist since 1987. He received Grammy Awards in 1985 and 1986 for recordings of Brahms and Beethoven with Yo-Yo Ma. He was also the winner of the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in 1974, the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists in 1975, and the Avery Fisher Prize in 1979. Ax holds a Diploma from Juilliard where he was a student of Mieczylaw Munz, and did his graduate work at Columbia University. He has been on the Juilliard faculty since 1990.

Like most of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.

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ACCESSIBILITY

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FOOD & DRINK

Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

Acknowledgment

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.