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
2021-22
Jan
5
Moscow Philharmonic
Moscow, Russia
“A Winter Morning" for piano solo
Feb
21
Saugerties Pro Musica
Saugerties, NY
“Songs for Tasya" for piano trio world-premiere
Feb
26
Belarusian Philharmonic
Chamber Hall
“Anticipation, Summer Rain, Remembrance" for piano solo
Feb
28
Belarusian Philharmonic
Minsk, Belarus
“Nostalghia" for piano, clarinet and string orchestra
May
27
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Kremlin
“Rondo for our times" for alto saxophone and piano
Jul
10
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Brunswick, ME
“A glimpse of hope" for piano solo
Oct
17
Chapel at the First Church  Cambridge, MA
“5 Caprices" for violin solo
TBA
Mordance  
New York, NY
“Encounters" ballet world-premiere
TBA
Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Minneapolis, MN
“Fenix" for symphony orchestra
TBA
Zaryadye Hall
Moscow, Russia
“Reverse Perspective" Russian premiere
Dec
11
Clemens Center
Elmira, NY
title TBA for symphony orchestra world-premiere
Jan
8
The Mahaffey Theater  
St. Petersburg, FL
“Winter Bells " for symphony orchestra
Jan
9
Ruth Eckerd Hall  Clearwater, FL
“Winter Bells " for symphony orchestra
Jan
30
Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
Salina, KS
“Fenix " for symphony orchestra
Feb
13
University of Texas
Austin, TX
“Nostalghia" for piano, clarinet and string orchestra
TBA
Portland Youth Philharmonic
Portland, OR
“Symphony N.1" for symphony orchestra
TBA
TBA
“Tear Down This Wall" world-premiere
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