- Teaches students:
- Ages 7 to 60 and special needs
- Teaching since:
I was raised in a musical family and started to play the piano at the age of 6. At the same time, he had joined a Judo team and continued his studies of martial arts for the next 10 years. At the age of 14, I was given a flute to try, 2 months after I started the flute I already performed my first short recital during which he performed Handel and Haydn sonatas. After two years of aggressively studying the flute, I was able to enter the world-famous Music College at the Leningrad State Conservatory, where he had pursued several disciplines: Flute Performance, Orchestral Performance, Orchestral Conducting, and Music Education. I graduated with honors from that college, at the graduation he was playing Mozart Concerto #2 in D Major for flute and orchestra and conducted the Italian Symphony by F. Mendelssohn.
In 1984 he was accepted into the Leningrad State Conservatory in the class of Prof. Vavilina-Mravinskaya. At the same year, he had begun playing in the Kirov Ballet orchestra, the youngest flute player ever joined that orchestra. I had played numerous recitals and recording throughout Europe. He had promoted baroque and modern music. His repertoire had classics of Bach and his sons, Beethoven, Mozart and contemporary composers like Gubaidulina, Banschikov, Martinu, and many others.
Together with my father we organized a chamber music group “Classica” which performed on major concert stages throughout St. Petersburg and the region, major museums and concert halls. In his audience, one could find Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, just to name a few.
In 1990 I had begun his studies in the United States. He had started the Artist Diploma program in the University of Cincinnati and was commuting to New York City to study with Mr. Julius Baker at his studio in Brewster and Julliard School of Music.
I believes in the core principle of giving the opportunity to everyone the access to the high quality and innovative education that he believes in. I taught hundreds of students in many parts of the world. You can see my students now as teachers, doctors, and, of course, musicians and advocates of arts like he is. I believe in the organic growth of a young musician, and an artist. Please feel free to visit a blog on my website which has quite a few interesting articles.