Composer Polina Korobkova is currently studying composition with Martin Schüttler at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart as part of the Konzertexamen program. Previously, she was pursuing a dual-MA in Composition at the Zurich University of the Arts (with Isabel Mundry) and the Academy of Music Basel (with Caspar Johannes Walter). In 2019, she completed her composition studies with Vladimir Tarnopolsky in Moscow.
Polina Korobkova won the composition competition of the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (2020/2021), the tender of the IGNM Zurich (2020) and the 26th Apeldoorn commission prize (2020). She also received the Excellence Scholarship of the Zurich University of the Arts (2019-2021), the Nicati-de-Luze Scholarship (2021, 2020), the Hirschmann Scholarship (2021), and the Lyra Scholarship (2021). Important influences resulted from encounters with Georges Aperghis, Wolfgang Rihm, Mauro Lanza, Dmitri Kourliandski, Bernard Cavanna, and Bryn Harrison. The Russian composer lives and works in Zurich.