Israeli-born American cellist who has taught at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal.
He moved from Israel to Palo Alto, California when he was five years old and began playing the cello two years later.
Legendary cellist Leonard Rose described him as his most talented pupil.
His parents are Romanian.
He was discovered at a music camp by Itzhak Perlman.