Swiss pianist of russian descent Polina Ushakova made her debut as a soloist at the age of 10 and has since performed numerous recitals at prestigious venues such as Gasteig in München, Carnegie Hall in New York, Musiikkitalo in Helsinki, and Salle Cortot in Paris.


Her successes include the prizes of international music competitions in the United States and Europe, among others - the Grand Prizes in Val Tidone Piano Competition (IT), Münchner Klavierpodium Wettbewerb (DE), Kiefer Hablitzel Music Competition (CH), New York Piano Competition (USA). 


Polina received the soloist master's degrees from the Basel Musik-Akademie and the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Switzerland, after studying at the École Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot" and the Hochschule der Künste Freiburg. 



Instrument: piano

Repertoire list: upon request

Residence: CH


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Management MAG Switzerland

Ms Anna Gopper



Master of Arts FHNW in Musikalischer Performance Musik-Akademie Basel (Switzerland)

Master of Arts Solist in Music Performance (Switzerland) and Interpretation Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)

Diplôme supérieur d'exécution de l'École normale de musique de Paris Alfred Cortot (France)

Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste de l'École normale de musique de Paris Alfred Cortot (France)

References inspirations:

Vitaly Berson, Matti Raekallio, Vovka Ashkenazy, Adrian Oetiker and Marian Rybicki


Clavarte Fondation Award (Berlin, Germany)

Fritz-Gerber Prize (Zürich, Switzerland)

Rahn Kulturfonds (Zürich, Switzerland)

Fondation Nicati-de-luze (Lausanne, Switzerland)


Competition prizes: 

1. prize New York International Piano Competition (USA)

1. prize Music Competition Kiefer Hablitzel (Switzerland) 

1. prize Concours International Musical Adilia Alieva Annemasse Genève (France-Switzerland)

Grand-Prix of Val Tidone Piano Competition (Italy)

2. prize 10e Concours national du festival du jura (Switzerland)

2. prize International Piano Competition Grotrian-Steinweg (Germany)

Prizewinner of International Piano Competition Klavierpodium (Germany), Piano Competition Talents of the New Century (Moscow, Russia), V Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition (Poland)