Polina Rendak was born in the northern Russian city of Petrozavodsk. At home everyone played the piano, and Polina was no exception. She did not stop playing when she moved to Moscow to study economics at Higher School of Economics. Currently, Polina holds a Masters Degree in finance from HEC Paris and works in development finance in London.
Being an amateur pianist, Polina was a prize winner at the "Claviarium" and "Piano Bridges" competitions for amateur pianists in solo and duo nominations (with Mikhail Dubov). She has participated in the "Les Amateurs virtuoses!" festival multiple times since 2012 in different countries.