Polina Osetinskaya (piano) began her career at the age of five and was soon acclaimed as a wunderkind in the former Soviet Union. She gave her first concert at the age of six and entered the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory at the age of seven. Her first teacher was her father, Oleg Osetinsky; 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, 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.
Osetinskaya has appeared with music Aeterna, the 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. She has released recordings with the Quartz, Naxos, Sony Music, Bel-Aire, and Melodiya labels.