Known for his chamber music, huge repertoire, and mastery of composers like Chopin, Beethoven, Gershwin, and Schubert.
He studied with several well-known teachers, including Claudio Arrau, Olga Barabini, Tom Lishman, Sascha Gorodnitzki, Rosina Lhévinne, and Irma Wolpe.
He, violinist Jorja Fleezanis, and cellist Michael Grebanier founded San Francisco's FOG Trio.
His family recognized his talent and enrolled him at the Music Conservatory of Westchester when he was eight. He entered The Juilliard School at 13.
He opened the 40th anniversary Mostly Mozart Festival in 2006, which was coincidentally the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth.