Born in Donezk (The Ukraine), he studied at the local music school, where he had performances on radio and TV. From 1965 to 1970 he studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Lev Oborin and Jakov Milstein were his teachers. He graduated as a concert piano player, solo accompanist and music teacher. He taught at the Odessa music university, worked as a soloist and accompanist at the Moscow philharmonic society and continued with his teaching at the central music school for gifted children of the Moscow Conservatory. At the same time he had concerts in the former USSR and foreign countries. He also had performances on the radio and TV. In 1991 Kolmanowitsch moved to Germany. He is now living in Hannover and gives numerous concerts.