Internationally acclaimed pianist Polina Osetinskaya began her career at age 5 and was soon acclaimed as a wunderkind in the former Soviet Union. She gave her first concert at age 6 and entered the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory at age 7.
Her first teacher was her father Oleg Osetinsky; then she continued her studies at the Leningrad Conservatory with Marina Wolf and later at the Moscow Conservatory with Vera Gornostaeva.
Osetinskaya has performed at Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, London’s Barbican Centre and Rome’s Teatro Argentina, as well as in Russia, Germany, Poland and Israel. She also appears at festivals in Europe, Russia and the United States.
She has appeared with musicAeterna, Mariinsky Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Evgeny Svetlanov) and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
Onstage partners have included Maxim Vengerov, Julian Milkis, Ksenia Rappoport, Teodor Currentzis, Laurent Petitgirard, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vassily Sinaisky, Andrey Boreyko, Dmitry Liss, Gerd Albrecht, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Thomas Sanderling.
Osetinskaya has released recordings with the Quartz, Naxos, Sony Music, Bel-Aire and Melodiya labels.
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