A native of Belarus, Polina Khatsko has established herself both as an active performer, coach and a dedicated teacher. Currently on staff at UNCSA and the Wake Forest University School of Music, she is also a pianist for the Sphinx Competition and a sought-after freelancer. Passionate about instrumental collaboration, she enjoys regular performances and recordings with fellow artists, encompassing a substantial repertoire for strings, woodwinds and brass.
Dr. Khatsko served on the piano faculty of the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Michigan preparatory department and Leipzig Summer Piano Institute. Her collaborative piano faculty appointments include the International Music Academy in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Cambridge International String Academy, England and the University of Michigan string department. Khatsko received her education from the Belarusian State Academy of Music and the University of Michigan, studying with Ariadna Guzhalovskaya, Vladimir Doulov, Elena Alekseeva and Arthur Greene.