Russian pianist who eventually settled in Australia where he impacted scores of future Australian and New Zealand pianists with his teaching.
He was a student at the Petrograd Conservatory and was a law student at Tomsk.
He toured China, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand with soprano Lydia Lipkovska during the early 1920s.
He had three wives: Mary Murdoch, Enith Clarke, and Isla Draper.
He may have studied under Sergei Rachmaninoff, according to some historians.