Alina Polyakov is a Ukrainian-born American pianist. She began her education at the Kiev Conservatory's School for Gifted Children and later attended the Gnessin Academy of Music where she studied under Nathan Karaphinka, Leonid Brumberg, Yuri Petrov, and Emil Gilels. Ms. Polyakov's performance experience encompasses solo recitals and orchestral appearances, chamber music, and recital accompaniment throughout the United State, Russia, the Ukraine, Scotland, and Italy. She has performed in chamber music settings with the Rachmaninov Trio, Beacon Hill Chamber Players, the Da Camera Wind Ensemble, New England String Ensemble, and frequently with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Ms. Polyakov is a member of the faculty at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts having previously taught at Boston Conservatory, Atlantic Union College, the Gnessin Conservatory, and universities in Glasgow and Vienna. Her concerts have been rebroadcast on radio and television including WGBH Radio, Boston, and WHDH-TV. Ms. Polyakov currently resides in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her husband and two children.