Paulina Pitenko

Paulina Pitenko was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1996.

She began playing saxophone in Jugla Music School, where she studied with Ieva Sloka. She is a Jazeps Medins Riga Music College graduate (prof. Artis Simanis).

In 2016 she started her Bachelor degree studies with Lars Mlekusch in ZHdK (Zurich University of Arts).

Paulina is the First Prize winner of many Latvian competitions. In 2013 Paulina won the First Prize in Kaunas International music contest and got the second prize at „Citta Cieri” International music competition. In 2015 she got the First Prize in Malta International Music competition.

In parallel with her education, she has steadily honed her professional skills through participation in various chamber ensembles and orchestras.