One of Russia's greatest concert pianists. He focused on the Romantic-Era style and was awarded the People's Artist of the USSR Award in 1966.
He trained many future piano greats during his tenure teaching at the Moscow Conservatory. A few of his students were
His family was residing in Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Russia, when he was born.
He was mentored by Konstantin Igumnov while attending the Moscow Conservatory.