Multitalented, versatile musician who was also an author, lecturer, musicologist, broadcaster, and radio executive.
He attended the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Rubin Goldmark, and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied with Jozef Hofmann.
He traveled throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe performing both solo recitals and with major orchestras.
He married pianist and former student Constance Keene in 1949. As a result of the union, piano duos became part of his repertoire.
He wrote a biography of Leopold Stokowski.