The American Pianists Association is presenting Grammy Award-winning pianist, Emanuel Ax, in a solo concert at The Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts (on the campus of Butler University) Tuesday, May 13 | 7:30 PM (this will be the final concert in the 2013-2014 Grand Encounters series).
GET TO KNOW HIM HERE:
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Lvov, Poland and moved to Winnipeg, Canada with my family when I was a young boy.
What age were you when you started to play the piano?
I started playing the piano at age 7.
How do you deal with the pressure and being on stage?
I’m always a little nervous, ultimately it is just part of the job.
What is an ordinary day like for you?
I get up in the morning, practice for about 3 hours, eat lunch and then continue my practicing until dinnertime.
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to opera, jazz piano, string quartets and a lot of classical piano.
Favorite TV show(s)?
Do you have a favorite season?
Any that involve cooler weather.
Favorite vacation destination?
Interesting facts about yourself?
I am a huge sports fan. My favorite football team is the New York Giants. And, my wife and I are both really big fans of tennis.
Where would someone find you on a Saturday afternoon?
Preparing for a concert.
Tickets for Emanuel Ax’s Grand Encounters concert are available by calling 317.940.9945, at http://www.americanpianists.org or by clicking the image below: