Polina Shepherd

Whilst living in Kazan (capital of Tatarstan, Russia) and studying at the State Academy, Polina joined Russia′s first klezmer band after Perestroika, Simcha and toured in dark Soviet theatres, to Boris Yeltsin and to the World in 1998-2002.
She is one of the first generation of musicians of the Yiddish revival scene in Eastern Europe: acting as a programme director, educator and performer she has been involved in festivals, conferences and seminars in Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, Britain, the USA, Brazil. Now living in Britain, Polina leads three choirs and continues to tour internationally as a Yiddish and Russian singer. About 100 compositions including music for theatre shows, large scale choir compositions, settings for Yiddish poems are performed by soloists and choirs all over the world.