Israeli-born American cellist that has taught in the College or university of Massachusetts in Amherst as well as the Schulich School of Music of McGill College or university in Montreal. He shifted from Israel to Palo Alto, California when he was five years of age and started playing the cello 2 yrs later on. Legendary cellist Leonard Rose referred to him as his most talented pupil. His parents are Romanian. He was found out at a music camp by Itzhak Perlman.