Studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Professor Heinrich Neuhaus.
Festival and masterclass appearances include Vienna and Salzburg (Austria); London and Bath (Gr.Britain); Weimar, Mannheim and Karlsruhe (Germany), Marienbad (Czech Republic); Kuhmo, Vasa and Suolahti (Finland); Barcelona and Girona; Newport Festival and Shandelee Music Festival (United States); as well as Israel, Thailand, Korea, and the Philippines. Has adjudicated international competitions in United States, Spain, and Korea. Appearances on WQXR. Recordings on the Melodia, Russian Disc, and Electrecord labels. Published music reviews for Russian Press in France, U.S., and Russia. Featured in Clavier magazine and in Piano Education Guide: The Most Wanted Piano Teachers in the USA. Faculty, Catholic University, Washington DC, 1977-78; Manhattan School of Music since 1983. Piano Faculty, Mannes College of Music since 1976.