As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a composer. Maybe because my Uncle Arkady Ostrovsky was such a famous composer, and because I feel that this is a profession that gives a lot of love.
I studied in Leningrad Conservatory school until the 5th grade, and then we moved to Moscow; there, I study at the Central Music School - a school of Moscow Conservatory where the children are really deprived of their childhood. At age seven, I was playing piano 4-5 hours per day, which left little time for anything else. Other activities were included in my upbringing - figure skating and English for 3 years, ballet for 4 years.