Vladimir AshkenazyVladimir Ashkenazy
(sometimes transliterated Ashkenazi
) (born July 6
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.