Born in Varna (Bulgaria). Studied at the Academy of Music in Sofia, with Dmitri Bashkirov at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, with Alexis Weissenberg, and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Has additionally received guidance from Peter Feuchtwanger in London. Awarded prizes at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and at the Concours Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud. Has performed at such major European concert halls as Wigmore Hall in London, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and the Salle Gaveau in Paris. Has toured in the Nordic countries, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia, and Japan. He has worked with such conductors as Paul Daniel, Alexander Lazarev, Hubert Soudant, and David Zinman. He also performs regularly as a chamber musician with the violinist Ekaterina Frolova. CDs for RCA, Sony Classical, and the Bulgarian label Gega New.