I was born in Slavgorod (Altai) on September 23, 1948, in the German family. I got primary
music education in Novokuznetsk city of Kemerovskaya Oblast.
1977 – 1982 – studied and graduated from Donetsk State Conservatoire, choral conducting
with professor V.L. Bakharev.
In 1983 – was invited to work in the State Philharmonic as a lead singer of “4-U” group.
Performances in Ukraine, Siberia, the Russian Far East and the European part of Russia. Meetings and fruitful cooperation with Konstantin Orbelyan, Evgeny Martynov, Igor Krutoy,
Aleksey Mazhukov have plaid a key role in my life and my career as a musician. Having worked in Donetsk Philharmonic I got engaged in music composition with great relish. I set to music the lines of A. Dementiev, R. Gamzatov, V. Demidov, S. Ostrovoy and other authors. Participation in Donetsk union of amateur composers gave me more strength in a creative competition. Kiev music publisher “Музична Украiна” published the first song collection of Donetsk authors that included one of my songs “I Wish Could Find Words...” (Найти бы мне слова…) to the poems of L. Lukach. Later the publisher’s profile was supplemented by other songs: “When I Think about My Mother” (Когда я думаю о маме), poems of Vl. Demidov, “Lull for the Son” (Колыбельная сыну) poems of V. Akhmatova, “Lull for the Daughter” (Колыбельная дочери) poems of Nabi Khazri.
In 1987 – the winner of the international contest of the socialist community countries in Moscow. In 1990 – the winner of the pop song contest held in Orel as a performer and author of a song to A. Dementiev’s poem “I’ll See you Off with a Song" (Провожу тебя я песней). Next years of my artistic life was devoted to educational work, composition of songs, instrumental music. Thanks to support of Donetsk Music Society I made tours with a chamber program. I prepared a solo author’s program “And Love Stays Alive!” (А любовь остается жить!). At present I have finished the work upon a CD recording, an album of my songs of the same name. A concert program has been prepared to include popular classic compositions, folklore, songs and romances of the Russian and foreign composers played by an instrumental trio “Arpeta” both at home and abroad.
Since 1992 I have been living and working in Germany (Bochum).