Virtuoso pianist described as having "exquisite tastes, formidable technique, [and] marvelous ideas" by one critic.
He considered St. Louis to be his hometown, for it was in St. Louis that he received most of his training.
He joined the artist faculty at the University of Tennessee School of Music.
He and his wife Jeanne had three children: Melanie, Laurel, and Eric.
He was a student with famed pianist Adele Marcus.