Hometown: Born outside Moscow; lived in Weimar, East Germany, until age 6, before moving to Moscow; moved to Keene in 2002; Richmond resident since 2009

Family: Sister, Nadezhda, 67, is a doctor in Russia

Occupation: Staff pianist, Keene State College; piano instructor, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Gnesin State Musical College in Moscow, now the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music

Question: What do you like to do when you aren’t playing piano?

Answer: “I watch a lot of movies. I never watched TV when I was a kid. Now, so many years later, I watch too much ... I like some really good, serious art movies. But when I’m tired, sometimes I need some thrillers or action movies.”