Composer. People's Artist of the Russian Federation (1999). He graduated from the GMPI named after the Gnessins in vocal class (1974), studied at the Moscow Conservatory in the composition class (1975-1976, the class of T. Khrennikov). Singer, composer, poet, guitarist. The founder of the rock band "Buffoons" (1966). In the early 70s he created a cycle of compositions for poems by Burns and Shakespeare, a musical encyclopedia of rock styles. The author of the first Soviet rock opera "Stadium" (1973, in memory of Viktor Hara), music for the first Russian rock ballet "The Man" (based on the novel by R. Kipling). Since 1988 - Director of the Moscow Theater and Concert Musical Association. Released discs: "The Romance of Lovers" (1974), "Russian Songs" (1980), "Reflections of a Clown", "Utopia AG" (1988), "Nostalgia", "Monte Cristo", "Expedition" ( 1990), “Untimely Songs” (1993), “Fruits from the Cemetery” (1994) and others. Repeatedly performed parts in classical operas (Stargazer - The Golden Cockerel by Rimsky-Korsakov, the Bolshoi Theater). Put on the documentary "Anti-perestroika blues" (1991), the author of music for gaming, documentary and animated films.