魯比莫夫 1944 年出生於莫斯科，他是今日最具有獨創性的傑出鋼琴家之一。他的曲目廣泛，對音樂的奉獻與熱情，也讓他在今日的鋼琴界中占有一席不可抹滅的特殊地位。
魯比莫夫在莫斯科音樂學院跟隨小涅高茲（Heinrich Neuhaus），他在那時培養了極為特殊的興趣，不僅鑽研巴洛克時期的音樂，也熱愛 20 世紀作曲家包括荀白克、史托克豪森、布列茲、艾維士、李格替，以及與他同輩份的古拜杜琳娜與帕爾特等人的作品。古典樂壇首次注意到魯比莫夫，就是因為他彈奏當代作品，1968 年他在莫斯科首演約翰凱吉與萊利（Terry Riley）的作品。魯比莫夫為許多20世紀作品進行俄國首演，他因此受到蘇維埃當局的批評，甚至禁止他離開俄國多年。因此魯比莫夫將重心轉往 16 世紀與 17 世紀的音樂身上，崇尚以古樂器演出、建立莫斯科巴洛克四重奏（Moscow Baroque Quartet）與莫斯科室內樂協會（Moscow Chamber Academy），也在 1988 年開辦前衛音樂節 Alternativa。魯比莫夫持續灌錄許多「很古老」的以及「很新潮」的音樂，但同時也在 18 世紀與 19 世紀古典樂派與浪漫樂派的許多經典作品上很有心得。
在政治上的禁令解除之後，魯比莫夫很快地躋身成為世界一流的鋼琴家，巡迴歐洲、北美、日本等地。他在美國的首演，是 1991 年與帕羅特（Andrew Parrott）以及他的古典樂團共同於紐約演出。魯比莫夫曾經與洛杉磯愛樂、赫爾辛基愛樂、以色列愛樂、慕尼黑愛樂、聖彼得堡愛樂、倫敦的皇家愛樂、俄羅斯國家管弦樂團、法國廣播愛樂、柏林德意志交響樂團、多倫多交響樂團合作協奏曲。他也與世界許多知名頂尖指揮合作，包括阿胥肯納吉、賈維、孔德拉辛、霍格伍德、馬克拉斯、肯特長野、諾林頓、普雷特涅夫、薩拉斯特、沙羅年、雅諾夫斯基、托特里耶等人。魯比莫夫也與啟蒙時代管弦樂團、維也納協會以及根特聲樂家合奏團共同合作。此外，他的著名室內樂合作夥伴包括史戴爾、顧德曼、許萊亞、席夫、特茲拉夫、克萊曼、維蘭•庫伊倫等人。
錄音部分，魯比莫夫與鋼琴家史戴爾於 Teldec 有許多雙鋼琴的合作，在 Erato 灌錄莫札特鋼琴奏鳴曲全集，在 ECM 也灌錄許多罕見的作品。他的錄音在 Melodia、Erato、 BIS、 Sony、ECM、Harmonia Mundi 等唱片公司都有發行，包括貝多芬、舒伯特、蕭邦與布拉姆斯的樂曲，還有許多 20 世紀的當代作品。自 2003 年起，魯比莫夫固定在 ECM 錄音，包括他最新的德布西前奏曲錄音，於 2012 年 7 月發行。
Born in Moscow in 1944, Alexei Lubimov is one of the most strikingly original and outstanding pianists performing today. His large repertoire combined with his dedication to principle and musical morals make him a notable exception in today’s music scene. Following studies at the Moscow Conservatory with Heinrich Neuhaus, Lubimov early in life established a dual passion for Baroque music performed on traditional instruments and for 20th century composers ranging from Schönberg, Stockhausen, Boulez, Ives and Ligeti, to his contemporaries Sofia Gubaidulina and Arvo Pärt. He first attracted notice with his compelling performances of modern scores, and in 1968 played the Moscow debuts of works by John Cage and Terry Riley. He premiered many 20th century pieces in Russia, where Soviet authorities heavily criticized his commitment to Western music and prevented him from leaving the Soviet Union for several years. So Lubimov concentrated on working with period (original) instruments of the 16th and 17th centuries, and founded the Moscow Baroque Quartet and the Moscow Chamber Academy, as well as the avant-garde music festival "Alternativa" in 1988. He continues to perform both ‘old’ and ‘new’ music on his many recordings, and also records classical and romantic repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Political restrictions were lifted during the 1980’s, and Lubimov soon emerged among the first rank of international pianists, performing on tour in Europe, North America and Japan. He made his U.S. debut in 1991 as soloist with Andrew Parrott and his Classical Band in New York. Lubimov has since played piano concerti with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with the Philharmonics of Helsinki, Israel, Munich and St. Petersburg, the Royal Philharmonic in London, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonie de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, and the Toronto Symphony. He performs with the world’s most important international conductors, including Ashkenazy, Järvi, Kondrashin, Hogwood, Mackerras, Nagano, Norrington, Pletnev, Saraste, Salonen, Janovski and Tortelier. Alexei Lubimov has given historic performances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Wiener Akademie and the Collegium Vocale Gent. His renowned chamber music partners are Andreas Staier, Natalia Gutman, Peter Schreier, Heinrich Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Gidon Kremer, Ivan Monighetti, and Wieland Kuijken.
In recent seasons Alexei Lubimov has given numerous solo recitals and concerts with theCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow and the Tonkünstlerorchester in the Great Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein. He toured with the Haydn Sinfonietta playing Mozart concertos, played Mozart with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under Robert King, Haydn with the Camerata Salzburg under Sir Roger Norrington in New York, and Pärt’s Lamentate with the RSO Vienna under Andrey Boreyko at the Musikverein and with the Tampere Philharmonic under John Storgards. He performed Prometeus by Scriabin at the 2010 Salzburg Festival and in Copenhagen, and played concertos with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment (Beethoven), Munich Philharmonic (Silvestrov), SWR Stuttgart (Pärt), DSO Berlin (Pärt), Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Pärt), Anima Eterna Brugge and Russian National Orchestra. In 2010 he played recitals in Brussels, Utrecht, Budapest, Lille, London, Los Angeles and New York City, where he returned in 2011 for performances with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under conductor Ivan Fischer.
Alexei Lubimv’s numerous recordings include piano duets with Andreas Staier on Teldec, a much praised recording of the complete Mozart piano sonatas (on fortepiano) on Erato and a series of unusual recordings on ECM. His recordings have been issued on the Melodia, Erato, BIS, Sony. ECM and Harmonia Mundi labels, with repertoire by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Brahms, as well as music of the 20th century. Since 2003 he has recorded regularly for ECM, producing CDs of particular note: Der Bote, with music of Liszt, Glinka and CPE Bach alongside John Cage and Tigran Mansurian; Arvo Pärt's Lamentate with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony’ Messe Noir with music of Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Scriabin; and Misteriosos with music of Silvestrov, Ustvolskaya and Pärt. ECM New Music will release his recording of Debussy Preludes in July 2012.
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