In Our Midst
In Our Midst is a series providing in-depth interviews with and by CRC members covering the arts, sciences, public affairs, and more!
Thursday, October 21st at 7:30pm
Hava Polinsky: Violinist of Accomplishment and Promise
Hava Polinsky, 22, is in her first year in the Master’s program in violin performance at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, after having already earned her Bachelor’s degree there earlier this year. A 2017 graduate of Clayton High School, Hava is well-known to CRC members as the young woman who has been playing Kol Nidre at Yom Kippur services since 2014, when she was 15. The youngest of three daughters of Dr. Michael and Deborah Polinsky, she comes from a musical family to which she announced at age five her desire to start violin lessons. They obliged, and seven years later she won the St. Louis Got Talent competition. Hava was the surprise guest soloist with the St. Louis Symphony at its annual New Year’s Eve concert on Dec. 31, 2016, and a few months later won the St. Louis Symphony’s Youth Orchestra’s concerto competition. She aspires to an orchestral career, preferably as a concertmaster.
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