Born in Leningrad in 1978. Studied at the Special School of Music of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, piano class and choral conducting. From 1995 to 2000 he continued his studies at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, faculty of opera and symphony conducting under Professor Ilya Musin and later under Yuri Temirkanov. At the same time, at the Rimsky-Korsakov Opera and Ballet Theatre he was conducting performances of Le nozze di Figaro, Mavra
and Eugene Onegin
He regularly appears as a guest conductor with numerous orchestras throughout Russia.
He conducted the Mariinsky Young Philharmonic Orchestra at concerts in memory of Ilya Musin.
From 2000 to 20002 he undertook a traineeship at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (United Kingdom), where he appeared several times with various music ensembles as well as conducting the operas Falstaff
and The Queen of Spades
. From July 2001 he has regularly worked with the Northern Sinfonia (Newcastle, United Kingdom).
In the 2001-2002 season, he made his debut with the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Shostakovich Philharmonic.