Respected musician and educator who toured Europe promoting not just his compositions, but also the compositions of others.
He was hired by the Moscow Conservatory to teach composition and orchestral score reading.
He joined the Russian-German Composers Quartet whose Cologne branch featured composer and pianist Dietmar Bonnen.
His family recognized his musical talents early on, which prepared him for a successful education at Moscow Conservatory in the early 1980s.
His compositions have often been compared favorably to the works of John Cage.