Violinist, Conductor and Teacher
Violinist, conductor and teacher. Studied at the Moscow Conservatory. He has won international competitions such as the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1982), the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1986), and the Tokyo International Violin Competition (1986). He was Principal Conductor of the Russian Symphony Orchestra (2003-2005) and of the Russian Philharmonic Moscow City Symphony (2006-2010). Since 1987 he has taught as a professor at the Moscow Conservatory. People's Artist of Russia and winner of the Moscow Government Award.