Highly acclaimed musician, composer, and conductor who was co-founder and director of the Helsinki Festival Orchestra.
He came in first at the 1987 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, which opened the door for him to debut at Carnegie Hall soon after.
He gave the world premiere of Piano Concerto No. 5 by
His family recognized his talents early on, and he began taking harpsichord and piano lessons at age five.
He served as pianist on numerous recordings, including the 1987/1988 Philips Records release of Igor Stravinsky's violin and piano works.