Angelina Galashenkova-Reed was eight years old when she began her musical studies at the St. Petersburg Music School in Russia. As a child and teenager she won three junior competitions among domra players of North-Western Russia.
During her formative years at Musorgsky College of Music in St. Petersburg and the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Angelina won top prizes and titles of “Laureate of Russia National Domra Competition” (1990) and “Laureate of International Folk Artists Competition” (1992).
Before moving to the USA in 2001, Angelina performed as a soloist with the famous Andreev Russian Folk Orchestra in St. Petersburg, the Police Orchestra of Moscow and numerous small ensembles. She was also classical mandolin soloist with Chamber Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia. As a concert performer, she performed throughout Russia, the United States (including a Carnegie hall debut in the 100 year Anniversary of Carnegie Hall in 1991), numerous European countries, Japan and Australia.
In the USA, Angelina has been involved with “Atlanta Balalaika Society” and “Balalaika and Domra Association of America” as member and soloist as well as pursuing a teaching career.