Born in Russia, Robert received a Post Graduate degree from the Moscow State Conservancy before joining the 1st violin section of the Colorado Symphony. He has been Associate Concertmaster with the Miami Philharmonic Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. With his brother Artur on piano, he won first prize in the American Competition at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. He has recorded a CD Romantic Violin on Fortezzo International and has two recordings on Orion. A Beethoven enthusiast, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lucy and son Stefan.