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Stefan Kristinkov

Stefan Kristinkov
Clarinetist, Composer

Stefan Kristinkov is an eclectic composer, known primarily for his work in independent film, and a clarinetist with an extensive performing background.
His music is characterized by its inventiveness in combining diverse, often unexpected elements, blurring the boundaries of styles and genres.Regardless of being an accomplished musician, music producer and an ambitious composer with years of professional experience, Stefan retains a profound curiosity allowing him to consistently explore new ideas and pursue unique creative solutions.


2018: Aphrodite Film Awards 2018: Best Piece of Music
2018: Independent Music Awards: Best Eclectic Song, Vox Pop Winner
2017: Solaris Film Festival, Nice, France: Best Film Score
2017: American Tracks Music Awards: Best Film Score
2016: The Garden State Film Festival: Best Track From A Television Show
2016: The Garden State Film Festival: Best International Instrumental
2016: John Lennon Songwriting Contest: Grand Prize in Jazz category
2015: The Garden State Film Festival: Best Short Animation Soundtrack
2011: The Song of the Year songwriting contest: Suggested Artist
2009: Billboard Song Contest 2008: Honorable Mention
2009: Great American Song Honor Award in Instrumental Category
2008: UK Songwriting Contest 2008: Finalist in the Instrumental category
2007: Music Aid Awards 2007: Special Mention in Best Composition Category
1990: "Gaujas Atbalsts" Latvia State Music Festival: 1st Prize
1985: A. Jurjans Latvia State Woodwind Competition: 2nd Prize


Clarinet in A and A#


“deft clarinet playing … a truly laudable outside-the-box approach … certainly a must-have … A.M.A. (Ask Me Anything) is equally poignant, jaunty and fun!”
Kip Franklin - The Clarinet, October 2018 Audio Reviews

“Delicious.. All your work is exquisite but I'm especially taken with "Etude No.9" and your use of empty space...Bravo!!”
Kim Merlino - RN

“Such a beautiful, gentle tone to your playing.Works so well against the vibes. Just love listening to your work!”
Mike White - RN

“Very smooth easy listening exceptionally well composed melodic!”

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Primary Instrument



New York City

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Clarinet Vibe

Ulterground Records


Wood, Air, Metal,...

Ulterground Records


A.M.A. (Ask Me...

Ulterground Records


1:31 AM

Ulterground Records


After Noon Dreams CD...

Ulterground Records


Searching the Skies

From: Clarinet Vibe
By Stefan Kristinkov



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