Russian pianist Dina Ugorskaja received her first music lessons from her father, pianist Anatol Ugorski, and Maria Mekler, which prepared her for her concert debut at age seven. She was a student at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory from 1980 to 1990, where she studied piano and composition, and she performed as a soloist in piano concertos, and played chamber music and solo recitals. When she was 15, Ugorskaja's first string quartet was premiered at the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg. Ugorskaja continued her studies at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, under Galina Iwanzowa, and at the College of Music in Detmold, under Nerine Barrett. She earned her diploma in 2001, and taught in Detmold from 2002 to 2007. She has participated in numerous music festivals, and was a guest artist at Bayreuth, Dijon, Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Dortmund, and Stuttgart. In chamber music, Ugorskaja has performed with the Auryn Quartet, Sergio Azzolini, Natalia Prishepenko, Xenia Jankovic, and her father, Anatol Ugorski. She records for CAvi-music.