Classical musician known for his highly personal interpretations of Romantic-era composers.
His debut at Carnegie Hall in 1968 as a solo recitalist amazed everyone, leaving many marveling over the intensity and virtuosity of his piano playing.
He retired to Morristown, New Jersey, where he helped restore the run-down Community Theater into a respected performance venue.
He was married to American-born pianist Laryssa Krupa. She first saw him perform when she was only 13.
He was known for his mastery of such composers as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Liszt.