2016 SOLUNA Festival: Itzhak Perlman and Emanuel Ax
Legendary classical music instrumentalists Itzhak Perlman and Emanuel Ax will play together on one stage as part of the 2016 SOLUNA Festival.
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.
Born in Lvov, Poland, Ax first captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition; he went on to win the Young Concert Artists Michaels Award (1975), and the Avery Fisher Prize (1979). A Grammy winning artist exclusive to Sony Classical since 1987, his most recent release is a recital disc exploring “variations” by composers including Haydn, Schumann, and Copland. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates from Yale and Columbia Universities.