“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
Ludwig van Beethoven

          As the founding director of the Journey Music Academy, I would like to thank you for your time and visiting this webpage!

Poliykov Journey Music Academy
     Over 10 years of teaching experience, including:
  • 2015-present Piano Faculty at M.Steinerts & Sons Piano academies in Boston and Natick, MA
  • 2010-2013 Assistant faculty of the piano department at the National Music Academy of Ukraine
  • 2012-present Organization and active participation in educational concert-lectures for pupils of elementary schools, and students of higher educational institutions in the U.S. and Ukraine, including organization of symphony orchestra concerts
  • Taught in masterclasses in Europe and the U.S.
Professional memberships:   
  • Music Teachers National Association 
  • Massachusetts Music Teachers Association
  • New England Piano Teachers Association
Member of the Jury at:
  • Steinway Society Piano competition, in Boston (2014)
  • NEC Prep Concerto Competition (2015)
  • MTNA State Senior Piano Competition (2015)
  • NEPTA Piano Competition (2016)
  • David Lapin Performance Competition (2016)
Awards and participations:
  • Honorable Mention at Opera competition in Constanta, Romania (2015)
  • 14th International Cliburn Piano Competition (I & II preliminary rounds in Fort Worth, TX)
  • 2013 International Cleveland Piano Competition (I & II preliminary rounds)
  • IKIF 2012 (McKenzie Award) [NYC, USA]
  • 3rd Prize at the 9th International F.Liszt competition, Utrecht (the Netherlands, 2011)
  • 2nd Prize at the 6th International F.Liszt competition, Bayreuth-Weimar (Germany 2009)
  • 3rd Prize at the New England International Chamber Music Competition (Boston 2008)
  • 1st Prize at the Steinway Society Competition of Massachusetts (Boston 2008)
  • 5th Prize at the WPC in Cincinnati (USA 2007)
  • 3rd Prize at the Internation piano competition in memory of V.Horowitz (Kiev 2007)
Education and degrees
  • 2005-2013 National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P.I.Tchaikovsky,
    Bachelor of Music in Piano performance
    Master of Music in Piano Performance / Music Education
    Assistantship in Piano
    Professors: Tatiana Roschina and Borys Arkhimovych
  • 2007-2013 The Boston Conservatory, 
    Artist Diploma in Piano
    Professor: Michael Lewin
  • 2010-2014 National Music Academy of Ukraine, named after P.I.Tchaikovsky,
    Bachelor of Music in Orchestral conducting
    Master of Music in Orchestral conducting
    Professor, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Conductor of National Opera, Allin Vlasenko
  • Yearly participation in piano and conducting masterclasses, studying with renowned and accomplished musicians.
Concert-lecture at elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas (2013)