Arina, Russian born, moved to Leeds in 2015 to do her degree in classical singing at Leeds College of Music. Currently, she is a third year student, who is studying under the guidance of Adriana Festeu and Geraldine Cassidy. She has won a variety of awards since she was young. In 2008, she received the Laureate of 2nd Grade in the 8th Regional Singing Contest “On the Wings of Song”. In 2016 she was awarded with the Margaret Markland 2016 Scholarship for the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir. Arina has been offered a place in Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she hopes to complete her Masters in Classical Performance.