Ekaterina Gumenyuk was born in 1989 in Volgodonsk, Russia. She began her piano studies at the D. Shostakovich Music School and furthered her studies at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory under Professor A. Sandler, where she graduated with top honors. In 2010, she received the Certificate of Merit from the Accademia Chigiana in Sienna, Italy.
She is the First Prize winner of the “Premio Franco Alfano” International Competition (Italy), Third Prize winner of the Chopin International Competition (Estonia), Fifth Prize winner of the Prokofiev International Competition (Kazakhstan), Third Prize winner of the “Citta di Cantu” International Competition (Italy), Second Prize winner of the Paul Badura-Skoda International Piano Competition (Spain).
Since 2001she has been an active participant of the “SOS Talents” Foundation in Switzerland. She has performed in prestigious venues such as the Philharmonic Hall, Capella, Yusupovsky Palace, Sheremetevsky Palace in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow Conservatory Hall, Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Hotel Marcel Dassault on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, Château de Canisy (Normandy, France), Montreux Palace, Château de Prangins, Château de Coppet in Switzerland, Villa Schindler (Telfs) and Ambras Castle (Innsbruck) in Austria, King’s Hotel in Casablanca, Szczecin Philharmonia in Poland, as well as recitals in Italy (Sicily), Estonia, USA and Japan.
In 2011 Ekaterina Gumenyuk became a graduate student at the Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas, under Professor Joaquín Achúcarro.