Polina Korobkova


Polina Korobkova

Polina Korobkova (2001 – ), is a Russian composer, born and raised in Moscow, now residing in Zürich.

She is currently pursuing a dual-MA in Composition from the Zürich University of Arts and Musik Akademie Basel, under the tutelages of Isabel Mundry and Caspar Johannes Walter. Polina completed her Bachelor degree in Composition and Music Theory from the Central Music College of Moscow State – P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the guidance of Vladimir Tarnopolski and Olga Bochikhina.

Polina has many former mentors and instructors, including Beat Furrer, Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho, Dmitri Kourliandski, Martin Shuettler, Bernard Cavanna, Bryn Harrison, Oscar Bianchi, Wolfgang Rhim, Dieter Ammann, Sir George Benjamin, Thomas Kessler, Katharina Rosenberger, Bernhard Gander.

Polina has participated in such festivals as 9th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city (2019); Lucerne Festival Academy (2019); International Young Composers Academy in Lugano (2018, 2019); Time of Music Summer Academy (Viitasaari, 2019); Roma Newmusicweek (Rome, 2019); Archipel Academy (Geneva, 2019); and is the recipient of the ZHdK excellence scholarship, and winner of molOt ensemble’s competition (2019). She has also received a special prize for the “most promising young composer” at the “Joseph Dorfman Memorial Composers Competition” (Ochsenhausen, 2017) and special mention at mdi ensemble’s Call for Scores.

Her works have been performed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Oslo, Lugano, Lucerne, and Geneva by such ensembles as Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, mdi ensemble, MCME ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Jack quartet, Mivos quartet, molOt-ensemble, Festino chamber choir, Gradus Quartet and many acclaimed soloists.