Pianist and Teacher
Professor at the Moscow Conservatory from which he graduated studying under Grigory Ginzburg. In 1955 he won First Prize and a Gold Medal at the Fifth World Festival of Youth and Students in Warsaw and in 1957 Second Prize in the First International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro. Since 1957 he has taught at the Conservatory, and until 1997 he was Dean of the Piano Department in charge of the faculty specializing in piano. In 2007 he again assumed leadership of that department. Among his students are Denis Matsuev, Nikolai Lugansky, Vadim Rudenko and many others.