I have completed my post-graduate studies at the P.I. Tchaikovski Moscow State Conservatory with prof. Dm. M. Tziganov in 1982. Before immigrating to Canada I have performed and recorded 18 world premieres by distinguished Latvian composers: P. Vasks, M Einfelde, A. Grinups and others. As a freelance violinist I have recorded and released 15 CDs with different programs in Canada. Also many of my students are enjoying successful performing violinists careers.