Pianist, Valentin Bogolubov was born in Latvia, where he studied piano, violin, voice and choral conducting. At 24 years old he was awarded First Prize at the Latvian Piano Competition and the Panbaltic Piano Competition.
After completing his studies at the Moscow Conservatory, he returned to Riga at Latvian Conservatory to teach piano. In this time he was invited as opera conductor at Latvian States Opera Theater, where he directed several opera productions. Following this, he became assistant conductor in Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. As a pianist he has collaborated with the greatest Russian singers and has both played piano and conducted at the Kremlin. He appeared as a soloist with orchestras from Moscow, Latvia and Lithuania, he played piano recitals in Russia, France and Germany, several performances of which were recorded and broadcast. Returning to Latvia Valentin took up the duties of Artistic Director at the Riga Chamber Opera and the Riga Salon for Music and the Arts..
A Canadian citizen since 1995, Valentin Bogolubov has given several piano recitals in Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Monkton, New York, for CBC etc., and recorded several CDs. Currently he teaches piano, vocal art and gives master classes throughout Canada.
Valentin performed as a guest organist at Christ Church in August and early-September 2015, becoming our full time organist in mid-September 2015.