Lina (Elena) Mkrtchyan was born in Ukraine, on the Black Sea. With 17 years studied in Moscow at the Academy of Musical Arts. Gnesinyh in the Moscow State Conservatory. Tchaikovsky and Theatre Academy. Lunacharsky. Schoolgirl Pauline Barto Tronin.
Being a student has made interpreting complex works, including written specially for her performance, and dedicated to her. The singer's voice is unusually wide range, and considered one of the best contemporary contralto, also allows her to sing soprano in various ranges. Her repertoire - music seven centuries (over 800 works): from Italian spiritual songs XIII century. (Louth) and Russian spiritual music to works written in 1996 year.
Lina - the first Russian singer, who performed Russian music in the Vatican. For his unique interpretation of Franz Schubert's creativity she became the only foreign singer to be invited to take part in the German national festival "Shubertiana."
In 1996 by publishing "Petropolis" Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum and the singer was awarded the "Tsarskoye Selo" award Petersburg poets "For disinterested and selfless service to our culture."
Throughout his life, Lina engaged in charitable activities. She has performed with a charity evening in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland. In 1996 year singing with orchestral accompaniment Evgeny Kolobov at Carnegie Hall.
Lina Mkrtchyan partners were the best conductors and organists. Constant accompanist for singers 15 years is a pianist and organist Eugene Mascot. Her concerts are sold out at constant of the best scenes of the country (Big and Small Halls Petersburg Philharmonic; Chapel and the Hermitage of St. Petersburg, Large, Small and Rachmaninov Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, Tretyakov Gallery, Dome Cathedral Riga, Large rooms Kiev and Minsk Philharmonic, as well as concert halls many cities of the former USSR).
Currently in Paris, published an anthology of the singer, all CDs which awarded the highest rated European critics. Lina Mkrtchyan concerts, held in Paris in September 1998 year compared to eventness concert FI Chaliapin, held 100 years ago - in 1898 year. Lina also took part in the most famous and prestigious classical music festival in Montreux (Switzerland).
About Lina written hundreds of articles by leading musicologists, composers, critics, philosophers, writers, poets and filmmakers (Sofia Gubaidulina, Nicholas Karetnikov Anastasia Tsvetaeva, Alexander Sokurov, Andrei Khrzhanovskiy academician Dmitry Likhachev, etc.). Here are some of the titles of these articles: " Cosmic Voice ", " giver of light "; " Russia will never perish "; " Serving Lina ", " We came out of the fog "; " voice pouring from the sky ", " Songbird "; "talent and talent. "
On the singer filmed documentaries have been numerous TV - and radio. She is devoted to several scenarios Cycles of poems and sonnets. Lina herself is the author of two radio programs and one - on television. Her voice sounds in five feature films and several documentaries.