Born 1944 in Taschkent (former USSR), grown up in Odessa. Since he was 7 years old, he learned to play piano. 1963-1968 he studied at the Conservatoire in Odessa. 1970-1977 Associate Professor at the Conservatoire in Leningrad - piano and chamber ensemble. 1977-1983 performance work at the State Philharmony in Tiflis.1983-1992 Associate Professor at the Conservatoire in Alma-Ata. Jouri Koutlatch got first prizes for accompaniment, since 1995 he teaches on the Hochschule für Musik Hannover.