Polina Osetinskaya was born in Moscow, and began performing at the age of five. She gave her first concert at the age of six at the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, and was soon acclaimed as a Wunderkind in the Soviet Union. Later, she continued her studies at the Leningrad Conservatory under Marina Wolf and at the Moscow Conservatory under Vera Gornostaeva.
Polina Osetinskaya’s onstage partners have included Maxim Vengerov, Julian Milkis and Anton Batagov, and she has worked with conductors such Teodor Currentzis, Andrei Boreiko, Tugan Sokhiev, Laurent Petitgirard, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Alexander Sladkovsky, Saulius Sondeckis, Vassily Sinaisky.
She has appeared at the world’s most famous concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican in London, the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow Conservatory and the Musikverein in Vienna, as well as at various venues in Rome, Tokyo, Milan, Brussels and throughout the USA. She has also appeared at many festivals in Europe, the USA, Russia, Italy and Israel. In 2019, she made her debut in Salzburg.
Polina Osetinskaya has performed with ensembles such as MusicAeterna, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic, the European Sinfonietta, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Virtuosi and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and many others.
Polina Osetinskaya is very particular about the content of her programs. Her repertoire is very wide-ranging, incorporating works from Bach and Scarlatti to pieces by contemporary home composers such as Valentin Silvestrov, Leonid Desyatnikov, Arvo Part, Georgs Pelecis and Pavel Karmanov. She has collaborated with many recording companies including Quartz, Naxos, Sony Music, Bel Air and Melodiya.
In 2008, Osetinskaya wrote her autobiography, Farewell, Sadness!, which became a bestseller. In addition, she runs several creative and charity projects with Russian artists.
The artist’s engagements for the 2019–2020 season include a tour of the USA and Israel, concerts in Wien, Kiev, Minsk and in many Russian cities: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Perm, Kursk, Vladimir, Yekaterinburg.