David Ashkenazy

Давид Владимирович Ашкенази

25 December 1915 - 19 February 1997 (also spelt David Ashkenazi)

Father of Vladimir and Elena Ashkenazy, and grandfather of Vladimir Sverdlov, David Ashkenazy studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Abram Shatskes.

He played and recorded as an accompanist to many popular, romantic singers.

David accompanying singer Alla Solenkova in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on 29 February 1960