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Kristina plays the piano part in her Rhapsody, written in collaboration with Oxford Alternative Orchestra and award-winning Olympics choreographer Jin Yeob-Cha. 'Best new dance films', Guardian.

 

'Gems such as Kristina Arakelyan's A Song Without Words and Burlesque are unveiled - impressionistic yet infectiously tuneful'
 

Lake Chaplain Weekly

COMPOSER

Kristina’s compositions are well known for being intensely lyrical, dramatic and exceptionally moving. She has written for various instrumental combinations, including solo piano, chamber groups, choirs and symphony orchestras. Her works have also won several notable awards including the overall cup winner of the EPTA Composition Competition (2009), first prize in the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition (2010), first prize in the Orchestra of the Swan Shakespeare 400 Competition (2014/5), first prize in the 19-25 age category of the NCEM Young Composers' Award (2016) and first prize in the Royal Northern Sinfonia Beethoven Competition (2019/20). 

 

She has taken part in masterclasses with renowned composers including John Adams, Oliver Knussen and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Exciting future plans including a composition being performed on a new CD by the Kugoni Trio, a commission to write a piece for esteemed music publishers Stainer and Bell and Kristina is thrilled to have been chosen as one of the composers in the young composer scheme with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. 

 
 

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2017

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guitar duo

2015

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2020

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Clarinet and violin

2018

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Saxophone Octet

2014

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flute and piano

2015

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violin, saxophone, piano

2017

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choir and organ

2018

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14 voices (SA) and two soloists

2011

Choral

SATB a cappella

2016

Choral

A cappella SSAATTBB

2011

Choral

SATB

2012

Choral

SA and piano

2021

Vocal

Soprano and piano

2021

Vocal

lute, mezzo-soprano

2016

Vocal

Mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra

2013

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Mezzo-soprano and piano

2018

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2017

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2017

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2020