WFIU’s Artist of the month for March is Luba Edlina-Dubinsky. Professor of piano performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Luba Edlina-Dubinsky was born in the Ukraine and started studying piano at the age of five. Before the age of ten, she had given multiple public performances. At 17, she began studying at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Yakov Filer. She, her husband, Rostislav Dubinsky, and cellist Yuli Turovsky met at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and were all founding members of the Borodin Trio.
In 1976, Edlina-Dubinsky and her family emigrated to the West and settled in Holland where she taught at the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands until 1981. From her beginning with the Borodin Trio, she continued to devote her efforts to chamber music, establishing the Dubinsky Duo with her husband.
Since 1981 she and her husband have been at IU’s Music School, he as the previous director of chamber music and she as a professor in the piano department. Both also mentored promising student chamber groups, such as the Atlas Trio which is composed of IU alumni and current students and was established in 2002.
Edlina-Dubinsky has 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 the complete intermezzi of Johannes Brahms and complete Songs Without Words of Felix Mendelssohn. In total, she has recorded over fifty CDs, made exclusively for the Chandos label.
WFIU will feature music performed by Luba Edlina-Dubinsky throughout the month of March.