German pianist Elisaveta Blumina is an Echo Klassik Awards prizewinner and artistic director of the Hamburg International Chamber Music Festival. She belongs to a generation of musicians who put the music centre stage, and is steeped in the great Russian piano tradition of Heinrich Neuhaus.
Blumina has achieved international recognition with performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Laeiszhalle and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, among others, and is frequently invited to appear at music festivals across Europe and the US. Blumina has appeared as a guest soloist with many orchestras including the Dresdner Philharmonie, Moscow Virtuosi and Sinfonia Varsovia with conductors such as Thomas Sanderling, Yuri Temirkanov and Vladimir Spivakov.
She is one of the leading interpreters of 20th- and 21st-century music, and is currently recording the complete piano works of Mieczysław Weinberg. She has released over 34 internationally acclaimed albums on labels such as cpo, Capriccio and Naxos.
Since childhood, Elisaveta Blumina has associated sounds with colours, and as a synesthete, colour plays a significant role in her life. In addition to her career as a pianist, Blumina is also an artist whose paintings are, for her, another form of music making. This creative output allows her to express another side to her artistry, free from the constraints of concert life.
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