Born in the village of Torske, Donetsk region.
1931–1932, he studied voice at the Central School of Theatrical Arts in Moscow.
Started his singing career in 1933 as a soloist of the local choir of the Ukrainian city of Rykov (today Jenakijeve). From 1933 to 1953, he
was a soloist of the Bolshoj Opera Theater. He appeared mostly in secondary roles; so as to name a few, he sang Berendej in "Snegurochka"
(Rimskij-Korsakov), Indian Guest in "Sadko" (Rimskij-Korsakov) or Bajan in "Ruslan i Ljudmila" (Glinka). For several years, he was the
substitute of Solomon Khromchenko.
He gave concerts, where he performed the vocal compositions of Ukrainian (Lysenko, Hulak-Artemovskyj) and Russian (Rakhmaninov,
Varlamov, Chajkovskij, Guriljov) composers, and Ukrainian folk songs.
Igor Milner has provided the recordings, pictures and biography: thank you very much!