Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Anna Polonsky
BBT Fellowship 2003

Anna Polonsky - Biography

Anna Polonsky was supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust between 2003 and 2006.  For up to date materials please visit

Anna Polonsky is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi under Vladimir Spivakov, the Buffalo Philharmonic under JoAnn Falleta, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and many others. Anna Polonsky has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, and Audubon Quartets, and with such musicians as Mitsuko Uchida, David Shifrin, Richard Goode, Ida and Ani Kavafian, Cho-Liang Lin, Anton Kuerti, Gary Hoffman, Fred Sherry and Ralph Kirschbaum. She is regularly invited to perform chamber music at festivals such as Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest, Santa Fe, Bridgehampton, Bard and Caramoor, as well as at Bargemusic in New York City. She has given concerts in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall and the 92nd St. Y in New York, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. A frequent guest at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, she was an artist member of CMS Two during 2002-2004. This year she takes part in the European Broadcasting Union’s project to record and broadcast all of Mozart’s keyboard sonatas during 2006. Anna Polonsky made her solo piano debut at the age of seven at the Special Central Music School in Moscow, Russia. She immigrated to the United States in 1990, and attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Music diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she worked with the renowned pianist Peter Serkin, and continued her studies with Jerome Lowenthal, earning her Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School. Polonsky was a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2003. She is a Steinway Artist. Anna Polonsky makes her home in Philadelphia.

Last updated: February 2006

I am very honoured to be awarded a BB Trust Fellowship and I hope that it will help me bring my musical ideals to a broader audience. Also, I am especially grateful and fortunate to benefit from the incredible mentorship of Mitsuko Uchida, both musically and professionally.

Photographs by Steve Riskind, Scott Meivogel