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Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax was born on June 8, 1949 in Lvov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. He is married to Yoko Nozaki. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2002 El crimen del padre Amaro (performer: "Piano Concert No. 5, Adagio Un Poco Mosso")
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (performer: "PIANO QUARTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR; Opus 16, Second Movement" - as Emmanuel Ax)
 1998 The Horse Whisperer (performer: "Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 5. No. 1")
 1998 Frank Lloyd Wright (Documentary) (performer: "Sonata No. 4 in C Major for Cello and Piano Op. 102, No. 1")
 1994 Immortal Beloved (performer: "Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'", "Piano Trio No. 4 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 'Ghost'")
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 2002 El crimen del padre Amaro (musician: piano for "Piano Concert No. 5, Adagio un poco mosso")
 1999 Est - Ouest (musician: piano)
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 2007 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
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 2004-2012 Great Performances (TV Series)
Himself - Performer / Himself - Soloist
- Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration (2012) ... Himself - Soloist
- Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert (2011) ... Himself - Performer
 2011 BBC Proms (TV Series)
Himself - Soloist
- Prom 49: Brahms' Symphony No 4 (2011) ... Himself - Soloist
 2011 Why Competitions (Documentary)
 2010 The Byron Janis Story (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 In Search of Beethoven (Documentary)
 2006 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Pianist
- The Julliard School: Celebrating 100 Years (2006) ... Himself - Pianist
 2005 Great Conversations in Music (TV Series)
 2005 Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film (TV Special)
 2001 Classic Yo-Yo Ma (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Warrior Songs: King Gesar (TV Special documentary)
 1993 Isaac Stern: A Life - A Biography in Music (TV Movie)
 1985 Mr. Previn Comes to Town (TV Movie)

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I don't see myself as anyone very special. I think most of my pianist friends are at least as adventurous as me, and they learn a lot more repertoire. I'm very lucky to be in this profession, and I'm as curious as anyone else. But I don't think I do anything of tremendous depths in terms of research into performance practice. I spend that time practising See more »


Lives in the same apartment building as Yefim Bronfman. See more »

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