Professor of Music (Piano)
Merrill Hall, MU007C
- Diploma with distinction, Moscow Conservatory, 1952
Luba Edlina-Dubinsky started playing piano at the age of five in her native Kharkiv, Ukraine (then USSR). She made her first public appearance at the age of nine and by age seventeen she was accepted to the prestigious Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Upon the completion of her studies under the guidance of the renowned professor Yakov Flier, Mrs. Edlina-Dubinsky graduated with distinction.
As the spouse of Rostislav Dubisnky, a founding member of the legendary Borodin Quartet, Mrs. Edlina-Dubinsky devoted most of her creative endeavors to chamber music. For twenty years she was a constant partner to the Borodin Quartet.
In 1976 Mrs. Edlina-Dubinsky and her family emigrated to the West and settled in Holland. In 1977 the Dubinsky Duo and the Borodin Trio, consisting of the Dubinsky spouses and the cellist Yuli Turovsky, were formed. For the next twenty years, as member of both chamber groups, Mrs. Edlina-Dubinsky concertized extensively all over the world. She recorded virtually the complete piano trio repertoire and made a number of piano/violin and piano/cello duo recordings (including the complete Beethoven violin sonatas). Her solo recordings include, among others, the acclaimed Complete Intermezzi of Johannes Brahms and Complete Songs Without Words of Felix Mendelssohn. All and all, she recorded over 50 CDs, made exclusively for the Chandos Recoding label (UK).
From 1976 to 1981 Mrs. Dubinsky held a professorship at the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands. Since 1981 she has been living in Bloomington, Indiana, where she is Professor of Piano at the Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.