Born in Togliatti, Russia, Polina has been studying music since the age of four, and composed her first large-scale work at 14. She went on to create music for both chamber and full orchestras, as well as art songs, film music, musical theater works, an opera, and, recently, her first symphony, April Song. In June 2018, The RIOULT Dance NY  premiered Polina's first ballet, Nostalghia. The premiere took place at The Joyce Theater in New York City. This season The Albany Symphony premiered Polina`s new symphonic poem "Fenix".

Polina has received many national and international awards, including the Charles Ives Scholarship from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, while her music received laudatory reviews from the press, including the New York Times. Polina's music has been performed by the Russian National Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Omsk Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Olaf Philharmonia, the US Army Orchestra, the Hermitage Orchestra and chorus. Polina has collaborated with top conductors, including Osmo Vänskä, Teodor Currentzis, Fabio Mastrangelo, and Hannu Lintu.

Polina has received a music education both in Russia and the United States. She graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory College in Moscow, with concentrations in both composition, under Konstantin Batashov, and violin. Polina then continued her studies of composition at the Yale School of Music with Christopher Theofanidis and Ezra Laderman, graduated with honors, and is now completing her Doctorate in Composition at the CUNY Graduate Center with Tania León. Polina is also a Teaching Artist at the New York Philharmonic Composers Bridge Program and an Adjunct Lecturer of Composition at Brooklyn College Conservatory. 

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Calendar
2019
Apr
6
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA
“Waltz-Noir" for cello and piano
World Premiere
Apr
6
Albany Symphony
Albany, NY
“Fenix" symphonic poem
World Premiere
Apr
7
Albany Symphony
Albany, NY
“Fenix" symphonic poem
Apr
13
Duncan Theatre
Lake Worth, FL
“Waltz-Noir" film
Apr
16
Elebash Recital Hall
New York, NY
“Sparks" for piano solo
May
2
San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco, CA
“Hope" for violin solo
May
17
The Ailey Citigroup Theater
New York, NY
“Nostalghia" ballet
May
18
The Ailey Citigroup Theater
New York, NY
“Nostalghia" ballet
May
30
Educational Center for the Arts
New Haven, CT
“Waltz-Noir" for cello and piano
Jun
2
Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
Moscow, Russia
“Skazka Skazok”, cantata for children’s choir, World Premiere
Jun
13
Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre
Perm, Russia
“My soul craves for the sky”, for soprano and piano
Jun
21
Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, Branson MO
“Winter Bells”, for symphony orchestra
Jun
27
Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, Branson MO
“Passacaglia Zero”, for piano 4-hands, string trio and clarinet
Jul
13-14
Swell
Here Theatre,
New York, NY
“Homebound”, for soprano and piano, World Premiere
Aug
4
SPRAVA festival
Belarus
“Sparks" for piano solo
“November Preludes" for piano solo
Dasha Moroz, piano


Aug
10
Garth Newel Music Center
Hot Springs, VA
“Silver Awakening" for piano quartet
Garth Newel Piano Quartet

Sep
10
Concert Hall "Verhniy Gorod", Minsk Belarus
Music for piano solo
Dasha Moroz, piano

Oct
4
Parrish Museum
Southampton, NY
“Sparks" for piano solo
Konstantin Soukhovetski, piano


Oct
19
St Monica's Trust, Westbury, Bristol, UK
Symphony N.1 “April Song"
Bristol Millennium Orchestra

Oct
25
Garth Newel Music Center
Hot Springs, VA
“Silver Awakening" for piano quartet
Garth Newel Piano Quartet

Oct
29
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
“Sparks" for piano solo
Konstantin Soukhovetski, piano
Nov
9
Eliot Church of Newton
Newton, MA
“Choral Tryptich" on Sara Teasdale
The Seraphim Singers

Nov
10
First Church (Congregational),
Cambridge, MA
“Choral Tryptich" on Sara Teasdale
The Seraphim Singers

Nov
27
Elebash Hall,
New York , NY
“Homebound"for voice and piano
Katie Weber, voice; Konstantin Soukhovetski, piano
Dec
19
Elebash Hall,
New York , NY
“Music for piano"
Konstantin Soukhovetski, piano
2020
Jan
11
West Virginia Symphony
Charleston, WV
“Winter Bells" for symphony orchestra
Jan
10-14
University of Charleston
Charleston, WV
Composer-in-residence
Mar
6
Orchestra of Southern Finger Lakes Elmira, NY
“Fenix"  for symphony orchestra
Mar
7
Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN
“My soul craves for the sky"  for string orchestra and folk singer, Natalie Nowytski, soloist
Mar
8
Orchestra of Southern Finger Lakes
Elmira, NY
“Fenix"  for symphony orchestra
Mar
27
Symphoria
Syracuse, NY
“Fenix" for symphony orchestra
Mar
27
Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN
“Winter Bells" for symphony orchestra
Mar
28
Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN
“Winter Bells" for symphony orchestra
Mar
29
Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN
“Fenix" for symphony orchestra
Apr
4
Togliatti Philharmonic
Togliatti, Russia
“Elegy" for bayan and string orchestra
Maksim Fyodorov, bayan
Nov
8
TBA
“Tear Down This Wall" World-Premiere
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