Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Cello – Orchestra soloist, Chamber music performer, Cello teacher from Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Kiev, Ukraine – 1959. Started his pedagogy career in 1954 at the State Music school he had graduated. Professor of Cello at the Gliere State Music College – 1960-64. Principal Cellist with the Kiev Chamber Orchestra – 1963-83. Orchestra member of Kiev State Opera and Ballet Theater – 1983-90. Studied in US International University San Diego – 1990-91. A member of Lyric Opera San Diego - 2000-11
He is active as a freelance chamber musician in San Diego county, currently a Cellist of Kensington Piano Trio.