Born in 1969 in New York to two musicians. Having been a professional musician himself for more than 30 years (as evidenced e.g. by his many paladino recordings), he has, in recent years, taken to writing, thereby cultivating his long-lasting love of language and languages. He publishes on patreon (www.patreon.com/dimitriashkenazy) and will soon release a book of poems on paladino (pmb0003). Dimitri Ashkenazy lives in Basel.