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Polina Nazaykinskaya

Polina is one of the three inaugural young female composers on our Triptych Programme!

Polina Nazaykinskaya was born in Togliatti, Russia and has been studying music since the age of 4. After graduating with honors from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia specialising in composition and violin, Polina earned her Masters of Music Degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. Polina is currently pursing her Doctorate Degree in Composition at the Graduate Center City University of New York.

Over the last four years her 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 Boston Metro Opera, among others.  Polina`s music has garnered numerous national and international awards and press attention, including from the New York Times. In 2010, "Sony-Music Russia" label released a CD that featured Polina`s symphonic poem Winter Bells.