Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. His studies at the Juilliard School were supported by the sponsorship of the Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America, and he subsequently won the Young Concert Artists Award. Additionally, he attended Columbia University, where he majored in French. Mr. Ax captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists followed four years later by the coveted Avery Fisher Prize.
He returns to the WCAS after a 16 year hiatus to take the stage in Edman Chapel for the fourth time, his technique undiminished - but informed by the wisdom of a life well lived. There can be no better way to introduce a friend to the magic of the piano, so make sure to order an extra ticket.
The Ticket and Information Office is open from 8:30a-noon and 1:00p-4:30p, Monday through Friday. The office is located on the first floor of the Student Services Building, next to the Wheaton College Bookstore. Feel free to call ahead and check for special hours.