Born in Russia, Mr. Briskin studied at the prestigious Leningrad Conservatory where he received his D.M.A. with Distinction. Upon completion of his studies, he became Professor of Piano at the Petrozavodsk branch of the Leningrad Conservatory. His concert calendar included solo appearances with orchestras, chamber music and recital tours of the U.S.S.R., as well as television and radio broadcasts throughout Eastern Europe and Russia.
After emigrating to the USA in 1979, Mr. Briskin continued to pursue an active performing career. As a soloist and a member of the Emelin Trio he has performed in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Venezuela and S. Africa. Mr. Briskin is a founder and artistic director of the Summit Music festival. Presently he serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the Music Conservatory of Westchester.