Concert pianist and piano teacher Michael Poliatskin, born in 1967 in Saint Petersburg, was able to benefit from first-rate musical training. His studies at the conservatories of Saint Petersburg, Jerusalem and Freiburg im Breisgau each time resulted in a diploma with honors.

Michael Poliatskin was a scholarship recipient of the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation, a finalist in the Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche International Piano Competition and a participant in numerous international festivals. In 2001 he founded the chamber music ensemble MusicArt Trio, which in 2006 recorded a CD with the first recordings of Italian chamber music from the 19th century. Since 2005, Michael Poliatskin has regularly performed as a soloist with the camerata academica freiburg orchestra in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the United States.

Michael Poliatskin worked intensively in the preparation of the first Emile Gilels festival in 2012 and created an online archive, in which he traced the life and work of this pianist. For several years, he was entrusted with the organization of the International Academy of Chamber Music in Gengenbach.

The essential axis of his musical work is teaching. For many years, Michael Poliatskin ran his own piano school in Freiburg.

In October 2020, he was appointed professor of piano at Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Michael Poliatskin teaches in French, German and Russian.