Pianist and conductor from Russia that has performed with renowned orchestras just like the London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He’s a multiple-time Grammy champion in the very best Chamber Music Efficiency and Greatest Instrumental Soloist Efficiency categories. He went to Central Music College, where he researched with famed Armenian pianist Anaida Sumbatyan. He became known for breaking with custom by performing inside a turtleneck rather than suit and operating, rather than strolling, to and from his piano. His mom is celebrity Yevstolia Grigorievna and his dad can be composer David Ashkenazi. He earned a Grammy for his 1979 collaborative recording with violinist Itzhak Perlman.