Alexei Lubimov was one of the last pupils of Henryk Neuhaus at the Moscow Conservatory. He founded both the avant-garde Alternativa Festival in Moscow, which features works by contemporary composers, and the Moscow Baroque Quartet.
Lubimov has performed with such orchestras as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Helsinki, Israel, Los Angeles, and Munich. He has worked with such conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Neeme Järvi, David Oistrakh, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marek Janowski, Christopher Hogwood, Sir Roger Norrington, Frans Bruggen, David Robertson, Andrey Boreyko, Ivan Fischer, Kent Nagano, and Yan Pascal Tortelier. In recent seasons he has performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Austrian Tonkunstler Orchester, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Munchner Philharmoniker, SWR Stuttgart, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Lubimov has recorded for many labels, such as Melodya, Erato, BIS, and Sony, which have released his interpretations of the complete sonatas of Mozart, as well as works by Schubert, Chopin, and Beethoven, and 20th century composers, including Arvo Pärt.