The sensational Silver Medal Winner of the 2003 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition Evgenia Rubinova has been hailed as an artist of “enormous power and imagination”. Critics rave. “Rubinova is larger than life” states The Washington Post. Andrew Clements of The Guardian: “Rubinova had the audience on the edge of the seat! Stephen Pollard of The Independent: “Rubinova has spark engendered by real personality and musical imagination …a performance which took off and left everything else behind!” While Howard Williamson of the ‘Yorkshire Post' and Arthur Pizzaro (BBC) put it simply: “An amazing artist! Rubinova is beyond competition prizes!”
After her debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at Royal Albert Hall Glynom Hughes of the ‘Daily Post’ wrote: “It was Evgenia Rubinova’s quite incredible performance of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto which made the evening..” This universal recognition by critics and public alike brought Ms. Rubinova an EMI Classics contract. Her EMI Debut CD will be released worldwide in May 2006.
In recent seasons Ms. Rubinova appeared as orchestral soloist with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at the sold out Royal Albert Hall, London (and is reengaged in Liverpool for 2005), with London Philharmonic Orchestra at the sold out Royal Festival Hall, Hallé Opera Orchestra, Germany, Opera North Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra under Mark Elder and Kees Bakels and the Wiener Kammerorchester under Philippe Entremont.Ms. Rubinova’s current seasons include recitals in Germany at Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, Rheingau Musik Festival, Mosel Festwochen and Weilburger Schlosskonzerte.
The highlights of Ms Rubinova's previous concert seasons included performances at Birmingham Symphony Hall for BBC with national broadcast, of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.271 and Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto under B. Mettke in Germany. She gave her solo recital debut at the esteemed “Bocconi University” concert series in Milan, Italy and was invited back to perform Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto under Mark Elder with the Hallé Orchestra in Bradford, England. Ms. Rubinova was heard in both recital and orchestral performance with Ensemble Orchestral de Paris at the Lille Piano Festival in France.
Born in Tashkent into a family of professional musicians Evgenia was the winner of the International Piano Competition in Russia at the age of 12. Several years later she received a “Diploma and Special Prize” at the International Chopin Competition for Young Talents in Moscow and graduated with honors from both Gnessin Music School and Academy, partaking in master classes with prominent musicians such as V. Krainev and A. Lubimov. She also concertized with various symphony orchestras, in addition to playing solo recitals in major concert halls in Moscow, St.
Evgenia Rubinova moved to Frankfurt/Main where in 1999 she was accepted into the masters class of renowned Prof. Lev Natochenny, formerly student of legendary Lev Oborin, where she continues to hone her artistic skills today. In 2002 Ms. Rubinova began to establish herself in the West winning the DAAD competition in Germany and several competitions in Italy including the “Citta di Cantù” International Piano Competition and the “Casagrande” International Piano Competition in Terni. She further won the “Meranofest Solo Recital Award” for three consecutive years (2000 – 2002).