Prizewinner of the Award Echo Classic, Elisaveta Blumina is much in-demand in the most prestigious concert halls of Europe both as a solo recitalist and as a chamber music performer of exceptional abilities. She began her studies in her native St Petersburg at the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatoire. A child prodigy, she made her concert début as a soloist at the age of sixteen with the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra directed by Alexander Polyanichko with Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1. She continued her studies at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg and later at the Conservatoire in Berne, with teachers including Andras Schiff, Evgeni Koroliov, Radu Lupu and Bruno Canino. She won the the International Brahms Piano Competition which culminated in her acclaimed recording of Brahms’ Piano Sonata No. 2 and Klavierstücke, Op. 76. She is recognised as one of the most important interpreters of modern Russian repertoire. Her Mieczysław Weinberg recordings have won wide acclaim. Her career has taken her to venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Laeisz-Halle in Hamburg and Carnegie Hall in New York. She is frequently invited to appear at significant music festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein and Verbier Festivals. She has also been invited by Gidon Kremer to the Lockenhaus Festival. She is an artistic director of the Russian Chamber Music Festival, Hamburg.