Alexander Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist whose innovative and visionary works left an indelible mark on the landscape of classical music. Born on January 6, 1872, in Moscow, Scriabin displayed prodigious musical talent from a young age. He began studying piano and music theory at the Moscow Conservatory at the age of eleven, where he quickly distinguished himself as a brilliant student. Scriabin's early compositions were influenced by the Romantic tradition, particularly the works of Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt. However, as he matured as a composer, he began to develop his own unique style, characterized by lush harmonies, complex rhythms, and a highly expressive use of chromaticism.