Pianist and Musicologist, Member of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Potsdam University, Director of Academic Studies for the Cantorial Seminar of the Abraham Geiger College, 2011 Visiting Professor for Jewish Music and Culture at the University of Lüneburg.
1981 to 1086 Piano Studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Since 1992 a resident of Germany. Concerts in Germany and abroad as well as 26 CDs. Numerous awards, including the German Record Critic's Prize in 2007. 2004 Doctorate, 2007 Habilitation. Research projects and publications on Jewish music and Jewish composers of the 20th century.