Honoured in 1987 with the title of Emeritus Artist of the Russian Federation, Luba Timofeyeva showed herself to be a prodigiously gifted musician from the age of five. She entered the Central Music School of Moscow at the age of seven, and the following year she performed in recitals and as an orchstral soloist. At fourteen, she entered the Tchaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow, nurterer of the greatest names in the Russian school of piano. A year later, she won the first prize at the Prague International Piano Competition and, at 18, the Grand Prix at the prestigious Long-Thibaud competition in Paris.
From that moment on, she began an international career, performing throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America and Japan (where she teaches for a part of the year). Soloist with the State Symphonic Orchestra of the Soviet Union conducted by Evgueni Svetlanov, the Leipziger Gewandhaus, the Dresdener Staatskapelle, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Orchestra, the Orchestra of Radio-France,... she has made (with Melodia, Ariola, Deutsche Grammophon, Victor) some 38 recordings, amongst which feature all of Chopin's Studies (Voice of Lyrics), the 55 Haydn sonatas, the concertos for piano and orchestra of Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Weber, Haydn, Tchaikowsky..
She has recorded with Voice of Lyrics in the series Women Composers piano works of Germaine Tailleferre, Louise Farrenc,Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, and Mel Bonis.