Classical pianist whose masterful technique and musicality only started to be appreciated after his death.
He and his family escaped from Russia in 1923.
He studied privately with Felix Blumenfeld.
He was born into a family of professional musicians: two of his brothers were violinists, while a third was a pianist.
He had moderate success during his career, but history left him to live in the shadow of Kiev Conservatory classmate Vladimir Horowitz.