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Vladimir Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy (sometimes transliterated Ashkenazi) (born July 6, 1937), conductor and pianist.

Graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire; he won the prestigious Chopin competition in Warsaw in 1955 and shared first prize in the 1962 Tchaikovsky International Competition.

He is noted for his interpretation as a pianist.

In 1998 he became Principal Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

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