(b St Petersburg, 1912; d Vevey, Switz., 1992). Russ. pianist and composer (Swiss cit. 1956). Began career in duo with Szigeti (vn.), then soloist with orchs. and recitalist in Europe and USA. Prof. of pf. Geneva Cons. 1949–59, then gave summer courses at Taormina and Siena. Salzburg Fest. début 1961 (Beethoven conc. No.5, Dresden Staatskapelle cond. Szell). Comp. vn. sonatina, songs, and pf. pieces.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.