The Russian pianist Elizaveta Blumina was born in St Petersburg. At the age of sixteen she made her début with the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra playing Brahmsʼs First Piano Concerto. She continued her studies in Hamburg and Berne, with teachers including Radu Lupu and András Schiff. She is a sought after international soloist and chamber music partner, and has appeared as a soloist with the Hamburg Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic and Moscow Virtuosi. She has performed with conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Gerd Albrecht and Vladimir Spivakov and collaborated in chamber music with Pierre Amoyal, and the Artemis Quartet and Vogler Quartet. Her recent recordings of music by Mieczyslaw Weinberg for the label CPO have been greeted with critical acclaim. She is currently recording Russian twentieth-century music (Ustvolskaya and Silvestrov) for Naxos.