Polina Makhina (violin)
Polina Makhina is a vibrant young violinist from Russia. Her career began at the age of 8 when she won first prize in a competition at the Voronezh Music College. Since then she has enjoyed success in international and national competitions and festivals, including the X Youth Delphic Games of Russia, the Rotary Young Musician Competition and the VII International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. Highlights of her career include recitals given in the General Consulate of Russian Federation in Bonn, Germany, and performing with orchestras throughout Russia and the United Kingdom.
In September 2013 Polina began her studies at The Purcell School of Music, one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools. In 2015 she was the soloist with the Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra after winning the Windsor and Maidenhead Young Musicians’ Competition. More recently as the winner of The Purcell School Concerto Competition she was invited to perform a concerto with the school’s Symphony Orchestra.
While studying in the UK, Polina has performed extensively in solo, orchestral and chamber capacities, in venues including Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Great Hall of Eton and Westminster Abbey. At the age of 16 Polina made her solo recital debut at the Wigmore Hall.
Polina has been awarded a full scholarship at the Royal College of Music where she begins her studies in September 2018. Polina plays on a German violin from the late 1800s.