Monta Grinina

Southampton, England

Ambitious and determined individual, inspired by personal love of music, art and the idea of living the life to the fullest.

I first discovered my love for music at preschool while dancing and singing along to my dad's favorite Rolling Stones tunes.

Soon after that, I was enrolled in the local Music School, to learn to play the piano and study classical music.

From the age of 12 I spent my Friday evenings in a local alternative venue listening to every musician that came in to town, from Finnish heavy metal bands to French experimental musical poets.

Later in high school while being a part of two independent bands, fulfilling the role of student president in my hometown and spending summers abroad studying different cultures and perfecting my English, I understood that the only way for me to be able to enjoy my life is to put together the things I love the most; music, different cultures and organizing events.

I decided to move to England to study Music Promotion where I could meet people with the most bizarre life stories; encountering too, professionals and friends with the same passion for music as I do.

During the three years of my degree I have volunteered in music festivals such as Isle of Wight festival, Solent SMILE and SO:Fest. I have also sold band merchandise at gigs in the local Guildhall through the company ‘Concert Live’ and have had the chance to learn and experience the process of radio presenting all whilst being a part of the ENACTUS Solent team (previously SIFE team), which has provided me with the opportunity to lead various projects whilst mentoring during the National Citizen Service project.

Now, that I have finished my degree, I feel the need to challenge myself; experience something new and develop my skill set. Therefore I will grab every opportunity that comes my way, and will forever make the most of it

  • Work
    • ENACTUS Solent, Halladay's Tearooms, Concert Live
  • Education
    • Southampton Solent University
    • Kuldiga's Secondary School of Art and Humanities