1935 graduated piano class, Odessa Conservatory. 1937 graduated School for Advanced Students, Moscow Conservatory.
1933 won 1st Prize at All-Union Competition for Musicians. 1936 won 1st Prize at International Competitions for Pianists, Vienna and Brussels. Has given concerts in many European countries, United States of America and Mexico.
1958 Chairman, Jury, International Competition for Violinists and Pianists. 1936-1954 instructor, Moscow Conservatory.
Member, Communist Party, since 1942.
Member Center Home Art WWirkers, Royal Academy Music London (honorary).
Married Farizet Hucistova, January 19, 1947. 1 daughter, Elena.