Born in Moscow, Russia, in 1972. After many years of a splendid career in classical music, since his moving to Italy in december 2004 dedicates himself exclusively to performing and composing jazz that he has been playing and composing alongside with his classical activities for some years and considers as his true call. In his "adopted home", Italy, collaborates with such important figures of Italian and European jazz scene as Enrico Pieranunzi, Franco Cerri, Glauco Venier, Claudio Fasoli, Giovanni Falzone, Guido Manusardi, Gianni Cazzola, David Boato, Antonio Zambrini, Massimo Manzi and many others. At the same time peforms with some of the important international jazz artists as Klaus Gesing, Franco Ambrosetti, Gwilym Simcock, Asaf Sirkis, Ron Horton, Mike Serin, Will Holshouser, Michael Rosen, Alejandra Martin participating in such festivals like Umbria Jazz (Italy), Porsche Jazz (Italy), Iseo Jazz (Italy), Loulé Jazz Festival (Portugal), Boheme Jazz (Russia), St.Petersburg Jazz Spring (Russia), Saalfelden Jazz Festival (Austria), Jazz Carnival (Ukraine) - to name a few. While still living in Russia, performed in different concerts and festivals with such noted jazz masters as Paul Bollenback, Eddie Gomez, Miles Griffith, Shawnn Monteiro, Adam Nussbaum, Denise Perrier, Christoph Spendel and many others.
Receiving his Master's Degree in double bass as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1995, where he also studied composition, in 2002 he became the youngest bass player ever in the history of both USSR and Russia to be awarded the prestigious title of the Honored Artist of Russia by President Putin.
From 1992 till 2004 has been the Principal Bassist with one of the world's most noted chamber orchestras - Moscow Soloists directed by Yuri Bashmet. In this way he collaborated with some of the most famous musicians of the classical scene amongst which are Gidon Kremer, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Barbara Hendricks, James Galway, Lynn Harrell, Thomas Quasthoff, Vladimir Spivakov, Maxim Vengerov and many others. During his career, has been appearing on the stages of a great many important venues including Carnegie Hall (New York), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Musikverein (Vienna), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Royal Albert Hall (London), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Sydney Opera House, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Megaro (Athens), Gewandhaus (Leipzig) and in such festivals as Bath Music Festival (England), Omaggio a Roma (Italy), Casals Festival (Puerto Rico), Festival di Perth (Australia), Prestige de la Musique (France), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), Hong Kong Festival of the Arts.