Violinist and Teacher
Exceptional violinist and teacher. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory studying under Yuri Yankelevich. Winner at the III International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966, a victory after which he began to give concerts in the world's most prestigious venues with leading orchestras. He taught for many years at the Moscow Conservatory (1983-2001 in the violin department as professor), since 1996 he has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. He has been honoured with many titles, prizes and awards and is a People's Artist of the USSR.