Alina Pronina was born in Kiev, Ukraine and started playing piano at the age of five.
During her studies at the music school, she was awarded several local and national prizes. She studied at the R. M. Gliere Conservatory of Kiev from 1997–2000 and participated in master classes with Dina Joffe, Norma Fischer, and Bernd Goetzke. Further studies brought her to Prof. Galina Iwanzowa at the “Hanns Eisler” Conservatory of Music, Berlin where she graduated in 2006 and finished her post-graduate Konzertexamen in 2008.
She was a 3rd Prize laureate at the International Piano Competition “Past and Present” in St. Petersburg 1995. In 1997, she was awarded the accolade “Vox Populi” at the Horowitz Music Festival in Kiev. In 1999 she received the 2nd Prize at the International Piano Competition “The Art of the 21st Century” in Vorzel, Ukraine, and in 2002 the 3rd Prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen, Germany.
In 2006 Alina received a scholarship from the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now” Foundation and 2007 she won the Berlin Steinway Competition.
As a part of various theatre productions she performed with the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, and Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg.