March 27, 1988
Studied at Michigan State University (USA, 2010) under Prof. Suren Bagratuni and at the Cleveland Institute of Music (USA, 2012) under Prof. Stephen Geber. In 2004 he won the 5th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Kurashiki (Japan). He took first place at the Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings (USA, 2009) and the Cleveland Institute Competition (USA, 2012). He has held scholarships from the Nikolai Roerich, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Vladimir Spivakov foundations. His recordings have been released on the Naxos, Bel-Air Music, and Centaur Records labels. He is also a teacher, conductor, as well as a composer and arranger of music. Since 2015 he has been deputy concertmaster of the cello section of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra.