The Canadian-based conductor and pianist has been gaining recognition for his musical abilities since his earliest years. Winning an award from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation at the age of nine prompted his family’s move to New York, and soon afterwards his musical development came under the guiding influence of the legendary Rosina Lhevinne, who, granting him a full scholarship, continued to oversee his musical progress until shortly before her death fifteen years later.
His studies were carried out primarily at the Chatham Square, Juilliard School, and Mannes College of music. His renowned teachers, in addition to Mme. Lhevinne, include: Edward Steuermann, Nadia Reisenberg, Jan Gorbaty, Olga Stroumillo, Jacob Lateiner, and Stefan Wolpe. Later on, he was a scholarship graduate student at Yale University where he was one of Otto Werner Mueller's handpicked conducting students.
He has appeared numerous times in broadcasts for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, has concertized extensively throughout North America and Europe, and currently devotes most of his time to musicological research, chamber music, teaching, and preparing for a forthcoming recording project.