Born in 1976 in Moscow, Russia. Nephew of the conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy, also grandson of the pianist and composer David Ashkenazy*.
First prize winner of the international competition città di senigallia(Italy,1993), prize winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition** (Brussels, year 1999), first prize winner of the Prince Albert Award of Piano Master 2006 (Monte Carlo). Performed in several festivals, e.g. Palais Princier de Monaco, Festival de Menton, La Roque d‟Antheron, Progetto Martha Argerich, Festival de Music de Gstaad, Palaces of Saint-Petersburg.
Debut at the Concertgebow Amsterdam in 2000. Performed as a soloist with well-known orchestras such as the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra (conductor Alexander Vedernikov), Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (conductor Mikhail Pletnev), Philharmonicorchestra of Monte Carlo (conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti), Hessischer Rundfunk (Radio Frankfurt Orchestra, conductor Dmitry Kitayenko), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Arie Vardi), Het Gelders Orchestra (conductor Martin Sieghart), Belgium National Orchestra (conductor Marc Soustrot), Orchestre Cologne (conductor Arie van Beek), Cannes Cote d‟Azur Orchestra (conductor philippe Bender). Performed with Misha Maisky, Martha Argerich, Dora Schwarzberg, Iliya Grubert, Lily Zilberstein, Mikhail Bezverkhny, Dmitry Kogan and others.
Famous for the cycle of pieces for piano opus 4 ***, preludes opus 9 for violin and piano, fantasy opus 11 for violin, viola and piano.
Founder of the competition for young pianists, Chiba Festival (Japan, year 2005).
Returned to composition inspired by French composer Nicolas Bacri. The constant search for unconventional sound and desire to fuse classical music with modern days technologies, created new pieces intended for theatre, cinema and television.