Piano duo Polina Kulikova – Ekaterina Zhemaitis was formed in 2014 as part of the chamber music studios of Alexander Bonduryansky, Maxim Puryzhinsky and Natalia Rubinstein at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. As soloists they have worked with outstanding musicians Vera Gornostaeva, Sergey Glavatskih and Elena Kuznetsova, Sergey Kuznetsov, Tatiana Direktorenko.
Since then they have won several competitions all around the world. Davidsbundlerduo got the Second Prize at The I International Piano Duo Competition named after Adolf and Mikhail Gottliebs (Russia, Moscow, 2014), the First Prize and two special prizes at The V International Taneev Chamber Music Competition (Russia, Kaluga, 2014), the First Prize and five special prizes at The VI International Piano Duo Competition (Poland, Bialystok, 2015), Grand Prix and special prize for the best performance of romantic music at The International Kabalevsky Music Competition (Russia, Moscow, 2017), the Third prize at The XX International Schubert Competition for piano duos (Jesenik, Czech Republic, 2017) and the First prize at the XVIII International Academic Music Competition in Jūrmala (Jūrmala, Latvia, 2017).
Ekaterina and Polina have successfully performed in Russia, Latvia, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic and the USA.
Nowadays Polina and Ekaterina are continuing their studies as postgraduates at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with professor Andreas Groethuysen.