Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with
the Moscow Virtuosi, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Memphis
Symphony Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, and
many others. Ms. Polonsky has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, and Shanghai string
quartets, and with such musicians as Mitsuko Uchida, David Shifrin, Richard Goode, Ida and
Ani Kavafian, Cho-Liang Lin, Arnold Steinhardt, Anton Kuerti, Peter Wiley, and Fred Sherry.
She is regularly invited to perform chamber music at the Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest,
Seattle, Music@Menlo, Cartagena, Bard, and Caramoor festivals, as well as at Bargemusic in
New York City.
Ms. Polonsky has given concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, and
Alice Tully Hall, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and
Asia. A frequent guest at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, she was a member of
Chamber Music Society Two from 2002 to 2004. In 2006, she took part in the European
Broadcasting Union's project to record and broadcast all of Mozart's keyboard sonatas, and
in the spring of 2007, she performed a solo recital at Carnegie Hall as part of the Emerson
String Quartet's Perspectives series.
Ms. Polonsky made her solo piano debut at the age of seven at the Special Central Music
School in Moscow, Russia. She emigrated to the United States in 1990 and attended high
school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She received her bachelor's degree 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. Ms. Polonsky was a recipient of the 2003 Borletti-Buitoni Trust fellowship and the
2011 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award.
With violist Michael Tree and clarinetist Anthony McGill, Ms. Polonsky is a member of the
Schumann Trio. She also collaborates in a two-piano duo with her husband, pianist Orion
Weiss. In addition to performing, she serves on the piano faculty of Vassar College.
She is a Steinway Artist.