Prizewinner at the world’s most prestigious competitions, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, People's Artist of Russia, chevalier of orders of Germany, Poland and Spain.
Professor of the conservatories of music in Zurich, Switzerland (ZHdK), Cologne, Germany, and at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain. He gives master-classes in the United States, South America, Asia and Europe, and since 2010 has been involved in various new developments at the Interlaken Classics Festival in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Founded his own music Academy in Interlaken in 2013.
Member of the jury of the International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker', discipline ‘Stringed Instruments’.