Alexander Rubinov was born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory (piano class of Grigory Sokolov), also undertaking an assistant-traineeship at the conservatory; in chamber ensemble class he studied under Tamara Fidler, and in accompanist class he studied under Sofia Vakman. During his school years he made his debut with the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra.
Has a busy career as an accompanist and teacher. Tours as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble musician throughout Russia and internationally. Has participated in festivals in Freiburg and Utrecht. Has appeared in Beijing, Stockholm, Göteborg, Oslo and cities in Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Italy and the USA. Has collaborated with leading Russian musicians, orchestras and soloists of opera houses in Moscow and St Petersburg, among them from the Mariinsky Theatre, the Mikhailovsky Theatre, the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and the Helikon Opera (Moscow). Regularly appears at the Grand and Small Halls of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, the St Petersburg State Capella, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre and various St Petersburg palaces and museums.
Has managed several music projects of the St Petersburg Committee for Culture. Has appeared as a soloist with the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. Currently a soloist with the St Petersburg Concert.
Teaches the disciplines “Special instrument” and “Accompanist class” at the Department of Musical Art at the Vaganova Ballet Academy.
Has been an opera accompanist at the Mariinsky Theatre since 2019. Teacher and accompanist of the Atkins Young Artists Program.
Jury member of numerous music competitions. Conducts masterclasses.
Has recorded several CDs.