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"Polina falls into the category of being among the most outstanding young artists of her generation. She is a true virtuoso who plays a wide range of repertoire with astonishing consistency, deeply moving audiences wherever she performs."Adrienne Sirken - Presenter

Polina Kulikova is a prize-winner of international piano and duo piano competitions, such as:

  • Special Award “For the most outstanding artistic performance of an etude by Chopin” at the Boesendorfer USASU Piano Competition (2019, USA)
  • 1st Prize at the “Fausto Zadra” Piano Competition (2018, Italy)
  • 1st Prize at the Jacob Flier Piano Competition (2017, USA)
  • 3rd Prize at the Franz Schubert Piano Duo Competition (2017, Czech Republic)
  • 1st Prize and five Special prizes at the Piano Duo Competition in Bialystok (2015, Poland)
  • 1st Prize at the Taneyev Chamber Music Competition (2014, Russia)
  • 2nd Prize at the Lotar-Shevchenko Piano Competition (2008, Russia)
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Polina worked as an official accompanist of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015, Russia).

Ms. Kulikova is in the faculty of the Crescendo Summer Institute, which is held annually in Hungary.

Polina studied at the P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and Mannes School of Music in New York. Her teachers are world famous-musicians: V. Feltsman, V. Gornostaeva, A. Sirken, S. Glavatskikh, A. Bonduryansky, N. Rubinstein, M. Puryzhinsky.

She performs regularly in the Europe, USA, Russia. Carnegie Hall, Moscow Philharmonie and Bolshoi Theatre are among the numerous venues, where Polina successfully performed. Her broad repertoire includes music from the Baroque to 21st-century composers.

Ms. Kulikova lives with her husband in Stuttgart, Germany.

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