I studied cello at Music College in Novosibirsk then double bass at the Novosibirsk Conservatorium in Russia, graduating with the highest honors. I played with the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestra, and the Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra for 10 years. With Orchestras I had yearly tours to Europe,UK,Japan,China and Egypt. In 2001 I moved to New Zealand and during the next 5 years I played with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras. I then moved to Brisbane for 5 years, but now live in Melbourne and want to concentrate on teaching.