Polina Sedukh, Principal


San Francisco Symphony


Born to a family of musicians in St. Petersburg, Russia, Polina Sedukh began studying violin at the age of four. Her first teachers were her father Grigory Sedukh and Savely Shalman.

She is a graduate of the Special Music School of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory where she studied under the guidance of Lev Ivaschenko and Vladimir Ovtcharek. She also holds an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music at Bard College in Cambridge, MA.

Prizewinner of the International Spohr Competition in Weimar, Germany, Ms. Sedukh made her solo orchestral debut at the age of seven with the Chamber Orchestra of Liepaya, Latvia. She has since appeared as soloist with St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Boston Virtuosi Orchestra, and St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Ms. Sedukh is currently a member of the San Francisco Symphony, having previously served as a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2007. She resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.