(b Baku, 1928).
Russ.‐born Amer. pianist (Amer. cit. 1984). Lessons at age of 6 and was soloist in Beethoven's C major conc. in Baku 1937. Joint 1st prize, Chopin comp., Warsaw, 1949. Soloist each season with Leningrad PO 1950–78. Prof. of pf., Moscow Cons. 1962–78. Eur. début Amsterdam 1967; toured It. 1971. Emigrated to USA 1978. NY début 1979. On staff of Juilliard Sch. from 1982. Mother of violinist Dmitri Sitkovetsky.