Virtuoso who have specialized in obscure past due 19th- and early 20th-century composers want Leo Ornstein and Georgy Catoire. He researched at Temple College or university in Philadelphia. He received the Virginia Parker Reward in 1989. He made up some piano études that protected all the small keys. His dad was a pharmacist by career, but a pianist by enthusiasm. He released his boy to composers like Alkan, Godowsky, and Sorabji. He desired to execute the functions of pianist-composers like Franz Liszt.