Violin; M.M., Moscow Conservatory with professor Marina Yashvili; born in Ukraine, debuted with the orchestra at the age of 10. Regularly appeared as soloist with Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra. From 1999 to 2004, lived and worked in Taiwan where he performed as a soloist, orchestra member, and chamber musician. There, his first works for violin were composed and successfully performed throughout Taiwan, Russia, and Ukraine. Moved to New York in 2006. His chamber works were published by Kallisti Music Press and premiered at Merkin Hall. He's also a founder of the prog-rock band Lost World, which released 4 critically acclaimed albums. On the LMS and SMS faculty since 2012, UNIS faculty since 2013.