Theatricality is the idée fixe of Sophya Polevaya's works. Her music has been performed in the UK as well as internationally, with previous presentations including at Spitalfields Music and Cheltenham Music Festivals. 

She studied music at Royal Holloway, where on graduating, she was awarded the music department’s Final-Year Prize and the university's prestigious Martin Holloway Faculty Prize. She then completed a masters degree in composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Sophya has been selected to participate on several composition schemes, including London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Composers Scheme (2017) where subsequently she was awarded a 10 minute commission for the orchestra’s 2019/2020 concert season. She also recently became a signed artist with PARMA Recordings, who will be releasing her debut album, Electric Scent, under the Ravello Records label in November 2019.

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Sophya Polevaya