Piano studies with S. Savshinsky; musicology of performance studies with Lev Barenboim. Concertized extensively in recital and on radio and television in the Soviet Union. Proponent of modern music, including premieres in Russia of music by Copland, Schnitcke, Shchedrin, Slonimsky, Tishchenko, and Ustvolskaya. Four historic concert series in Leningrad (20 recital programs) embracing the music of three centuries. Performances and master classes in England, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, India, Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and the United States. Festivals: Batiquitos Music Festival and Taos Ski Valley Music Festival (United States); Bolzano Music Festival and Meranofest (Italy); Moulin d'Ande, Centre Culturel et Artistique, and Scola Cantorum (France); Puigcerda Festival (Spain). Soloist with Leningrad Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, and Scottish National Symphony. Recordings: Chandos. Publications: Beethoven's Notation for Performance, numerous research articles in field of performance, and 18 Piano Collections (contemporary piano music). Former faculty, Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory. Faculty, Manhattan School of Music, since 1984. Piano faculty, Mannes College The New School for Music, since 1977.