Award-winning composer Arpine Kalinina is introducing Armenian artists to diverse audiences. Now a master’s student at the London Royal Academy of Music, for several years Kalinina was the Artistic Director of the classical ensemble she founded, Kantegh, which performs within and outside of Armenia. During that time, she earned a number of honours, notably the Russian Federation’s “Triumph” award for highest achievement in art.
Since 2007, Kalinina is the art director and the pianist of the voluntary Armenian classical music ensemble Kantegh. Kantegh aims to make Armenian classical music accessible to wider public and especially to younger audiences.
In 2010 (for 2009), as a composer, Kalinina received the Russian Federation's prestigious nation wide "Triumph" Award and gold medal, which is given for highest achievement in Art and Literature. Kalinina became the first artist from Armenia to receive this award.