B orin St. Petersburg, in 1999 he graduated
from the Conservatoire where he had studied
under Professor Anatoly Nikitin. From 2002–2003 he
undertook a special course in Moscow Conservatoire
with Professor A. Rudin. He is a prize-winner in
competitions in Russia and abroad.
Since 1997 he has been leader of celli in the
First Philharmonia orchestra of St. Petersburg. As
a soloist he has performed concerts by Dvorak
and Shostakovich, with this company, and took
part in the premieres of the works of Shchedrin.
Since 1999 he has been a lecturer at