Known for his concert and solo career that led him to collaborate with some of the greatest orchestras and symphonies.
He studied with famed pianist Rosina Lhévinne while he attended The Juilliard School.
He became a visiting artist at The Juilliard School, Columbia University, and the Yale School of Music. He was also made Professor of Music at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.
His family nurtured his talent, and he was performing with the New York Philharmonic by age nine.
He participated in the March 1958 International Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Competition, taking home the bronze medal.