Polina Bogdanova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia; in 2009 she graduated with distinction from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatoire and two years later from the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, United Kingdom), where she got a Master of Music distinction degree with Professor Norma Fisher. In 2011 she has been accepted at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, in the piano section under the direction of Abdel Rahman El Bacha.
Polina's international competition successes include high prizes in Europe competitions in Italy (Morcone, A.M.A. Calabria), Andorra and United Kingdom. She took master-classes with such musicians as Evgeny Korolev, Stephen Kovacevich, Andrew Ball, Michel Béroff and others. As an Artist in Residence of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel she also studied with Dmitry Bashkirov and in season 2012-2013 she worked with Kirill Gerstein in Stuttgart, Germany.
After moving to Belgium she started to work as an accompanist in the class of José van Dam, Gary Hoffman, and Augustin Dumay. As a vocal accompanist she participated in master-classes with June Anderson, Helmut Deutsch and Natalie Dessay and in 2013-2014 she prepared several singers studying at the Music Chapel for the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition.
In season 2014-2015 she was staging in International Opera Academy in Ghent (ex Flanders Operastudio), directed by Guy Joosten. During this year she participated as répétiteur in three opera productions: “Frühlings Erwachen” by Benoît Mernier, staged by Guy Joosten, conductor Filip Rathé; “H<3RT 2 GET!” by Mozart Revisited in Flanders Opera, staged by Benoît De Leersnyder, conductor Francis Pollet and “Troika” by Rachmaninov in La Monnaie, staged by Kirsten Dehlholm, conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov.
From 2015 she works in La Monnaie Brussels Theatre, La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Arts Koninklijk Conservatorium in Antwerp and International Opera Academy in Ghent as an opera répétiteur, piano accompanist, repertoire and language coach, along giving solo and chamber music concerts. In La Monnaie she participated in following productions: “To be sung” by Pascal Dusapin (répétiteur); “Demon” by Anton Rubinstein (choir accompanist and language coach); “Macbeth” by Verdi (ballet accompanist); “Coq d’Or” by Rimsky-Korsakov (choir language coach and transliteration of the scores); “L'elisir d'amore“ by Donizetti, “Foxie!” by Janáček, “Pénélope” by Faure (MMAcademy choir pianist). Apart of this she was a répétiteur and ensemble pianist in “Hänsel und Gretel” production by Engelbert Humperdinck in deSingel and a pianist in Opera Avanti production of «Carmen» by Georges Bizet in Hasselt. Also she was pianist in 's-Hertogenbosch Summer School and in Dutch National Opera talent Rossini workshop with Raúl Giménez and Alberto Zedda, Amsterdam; as well as a vocal coach for the ENOA project “Three voices” by Morton Feldman, under direction of Joan La Barbara and Bassem Akiki. Her artistic projects included several concerts during the “Russian Classics” and “Vienna Classics” festivals in Flagey; accompanying master-classes of Pascal Dusapin, Roberta Alexander, Yves Cortvrint and Georg Nigl in La Monnaie and Sophie Koch and Dietrich Henschel in MuCH. She participated as a symphonic conductor in London Masterclasses with maestro Benjamin Zander and in December 2016 she made her debut as musical director in Mozart’s “La (Petite) Flûte Enchantée” ENOA Lab in Waterloo.
In 2016 she established her own company PoliMusic providing tailor-made transliterations (converting from Cyrillic into Latin) of Russian operas and in 2017 she started to work as a house répétiteur in Bremen Theatre, Germany.