Contemporary I Classic I Chamber music

Katharina Polivaeva


Foto: Hub Hildenbrand

Basic music education in St. Petersburg with Zora Zucker and others. Intensive pianistic and artistic support from the composer and teacher Vladimir Genin in Munich. She has won several prizes as a soloist and in the ensemble, among others at the national competition "Jugend musiziert" and the "Münchner Klavierpodium der Jugend".

In 2009 she completed her studies in piano at the Musikhochschule Detmold. This is followed by intensive studies of New Music and participation in experimental and interdisciplinary projects at the Hanns Eisler Conservatory of Music and the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin.

Musical collaborations with Manuel Nawri (conductor), Ensemble Klangexekutive Berlin, Daniel Ott, Julian Klein, Fabrizio Tentoni, Katrin Bertram, Ewelina Nowicka (CD recording 2011), participation in the European premiere of Charles Wuorinen's work "Iridule". 2012 Guest lecturer at the AdBK (Akademie der Bildenden Künste) in Munich and admission to the Artists' Programme of the Central Council of Jews. 2014 foundation of duoUNRUH with cellist Dina Bolshakova - the ensemble performs successfully in Germany and on international stages. In her solo programmes, the pianist attaches great importance to unconventional pieces and includes her own improvisations.

Performances at the Festival 65th Chamber Music Week at Elmau Castle, Society for Music Theatre in Vienna, "Sunday Concerts" at the Bode-Museum in Berlin, Crescendo Festival UDK Berlin, Obraztsova-Zentrum in St. Petersburg, Gasteig and Residenzsaal in Munich, Residenz in Salzburg, Festival "Sommermusiken" in the Rathaus Saarbrücken, Prioratskij Schloss in Gattschina, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin, Festival "All that Jazz" for Kunst am Spreeknie, Sommertheater in Detmold, Musikhochschule und Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin.

The pianist appears both as a soloist and chamber musician and has already given concerts in Germany, Cyprus, Greece, Russia and Austria.