Soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre, 1902-1907. Appeared in concerts. Guest appearances abroad.
Director of vocal training with the Stanislavskii Opera, 1925-1929, and with the Operatic Studio of the Bolshoi Theatre, 1935-1937. Towards the end of his life, taught at the Glazunov Technical School of Music.
Born March 12, 1875