A native of Belarus, Polina Khatsko has established herself both as an active performer, coach, and a dedicated teacher. Passionate about instrumental collaboration, she enjoys continuous performances and recordings with fellow artists, encompassing a substantial repertoire for strings, woodwinds, and brass. Currently on staff at UNCSA, she is also a sought-after freelancer, regularly working with the violin studios of Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim at ECU, cello studio of Nancy Green, participating in several projects of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival and Piedmont Opera.
Polina Khatsko served on the piano faculty of the University of Michigan preparatory department and Leipzig Summer Piano Institute. Her collaborative piano faculty appointments include the Vivace festival, Sphinx Competition, University of Northern Iowa, University of Michigan string department, International Music Academy in Pilsen, Czech Republic, and Cambridge International String Academy, England. Dr. Khatsko received her education from the Belarusian State Academy of Music, University of Nebraska, completing her graduate work at the University of Michigan. Her most influential mentors and musical partners include Anthony Elliott, Randy Grabowski, Arthur Greene and Ariadna Guzhalovskaya.