Here is a link to his biography.
It was a treat to attend a recital by Mr. Ax in the intimate setting of a private home. It was a fundraiser for the Phoenix Symphony. Mr. Ax stopped in Phoenix at the invitation of some long time friends of his while en route to California to perform next week with the L.A. Philharmonic. He played a program featuring Brahms and Chopin. My husband has served on the Phoenix Symphony Board of Directors for 20 years.
The sold-out event was attended by about 60 people and included dinner. The level of musical knowledge and appreciation for classical pianists among the audience is reflected by the people who were sitting around us at dinner. The people sitting to our immediate right, left and across from us at dinner own a total of 8 antique Steinways and two Bechstein grand pianos. Bt the end of dinner, I was organizing an upcoming dinner and recital at one of their homes, with me bringing the wine, food and some friends to cook the dinner.
This week we have photos from our recent cruise in Mexico's Sea of Cortez posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.