Continues his work with Siloti, assisted by Kyriena, who also teaches him to write Russian, read and speak French. Is virtually a member of the Siloti family and often sleeps at their apartment, on the top floor of the Hotel Ansonia, a meeting place for all the great Russian artists, such as Stravinsky and Koussevitzky. Starts becoming a baseball fan and is invited to the All-Star Game by his uncle.

Eugene Istomin at age seven