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Vladimir Ashkenazy

AKA Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy

Born: 6-Jul-1937
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor, Pianist

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Director, NHK Symphony Orchestra

Father: David Ashkenazy
Mother: Evstolia Grigoryevna Plotnova
Wife: Thorunn Sofia Johannsdottir (pianist, m. 25-Feb-1961, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Vladimir (b. 1962)
Daughter: Nadia (b. 1963)
Son: Dimitri Thor (b. 1969)

    University: Central Music School, Moscow
    University: Moscow Conservatory (1960)

    NHK Symphony Orchestra Musical Director (2004-)
    Czech Philharmonic Conductor (1998-2003)
    Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Conductor (1989-99)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor (1987-94)
    Naturalized Icelandic Citizen 1972 (by Act of Parliament)
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal


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