Described as a 'rising star' (BBC Music Magazine, 2021) and 'one to watch' (Scala Radio, 2022) Kristina is one of the most prolific and successful composers of her generation in the UK. Her award-winning compositions have been heard on BBC Radio 3, and in prestigious concert halls across the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, St John’s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the Fields, as well as in concert halls in the US, Mexico, France, Spain, Belgium, Croatia and in her native Armenia.
In addition to her work as a composer and pianist, Kristina also has extensive and broad-ranging teaching experience. Her aim is to utilise her work as a musician to inspire young people to develop the love and appreciation of classical music that continues to shape her life.
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Kristina is one of the UK's most exciting young composers. Her notable awards include the BBC Young Composers' Competition, the NCEM composers' competition, an Ivors Academy nomination. Her works have been heard on BBC Radio 3, Scala Radio and in the most prestigious concert halls in England. Kristina's recent/upcoming collaborations include the BBC Proms, the RNS Chorus, OUP, CBSO, the NYCGB, BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, NMC, the ABRSM and Stainer and Bell.
Watch Kristina's performance of Beethoven's Variations op. 34 recorded live at the Wigmore hall and listen to the composer's own interpretation of her piano piece, To The Stars.
Alongside her flourishing composing and performing careers, Kristina has become an ardent educator within both higher education and secondary school settings and has significant teaching experience.