(b Moscow, 1942).
Russ. cellist. Began studies aged 5. Won comps. in Moscow, Prague, Munich and Vienna. Has played with leading orchs. in Russia, Eur., and Amer. Plays in chamber concerts with Svyatoslav Richter. Salzburg Fest. début 1985. Perfs. works by contemp. Russ. composers (Denisov, Gubaidulina, and Schnittke). Has recorded both Shostakovich vc. concs.