When did it all start?

It all started in the city of Grodno, where I came to study at the art college. I started performing at music events, singing in restaurants, participating in singing competitions and Belarusian TV projects “Cool guys”, “Singing cities” on СTV. Then I moved to Minsk, where I studied at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. After the end of my studies and work placement, I started working abroad.

My first contract was in Dubai in 2016, from the agency Mr Clinton Foenander “Music Maker”.

After Dubai, I worked as part of the international band in Abu Dhabi. And then I worked in Oman, Bahrain, Maldives and went to Dubai again.

What is your main motivation or inspiration?

I am inspired by creative people: imaginative, deep, unusual and complex. I find them very interesting. I love people who can teach something new, share their experience. It is very important to find your Teacher.

I really admire and find inspiration in artists who make shows along with choreography, such as B. Mars, J. Timberlake, M. Jackson, Beyonce, J. Lopez, Shakira.

I just adore learning something new, so, now and again, I go to various courses, when I have free time, and I really love theater and reading books. Motivation for me is moving forward, personal growth and new achievements.

Define yourself in less than 10 words

Believe in yourself and be persistent in achieving your goal

Tell us about your career. Your best experience? And the worst?

My most vivid impression was when I was on my first contract in Dubai in 2016. At the time I came to perform from the agency Mr. Clinton Foenander “Music Maker”. It was really impressive! Dubai is a holiday city where people always strive to feel happy and enjoy life. I really love swimming and I adore the Persian Gulf. My favorite place in Dubai in the Jumeirah area is the Kite beach next to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. When I feel that fatigue has accumulated, I go there and spend some time on this beach. This is how I regain my strength. And the best stress relief for me is shopping, especially in Dubai. It is something out of this world!

I also worked in Abu Dhabi for Mr. Clinton agency with an international band. In this emirate, once, I visited the Sheikh Zayed White Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It’s absolutely amazing! I strongly recommend all tourists to visit the place. I have been there twice and I’m planning to go there again.

There was a difficult privacy moment on the contract in the Maldives. The Maldives is a great place to relax for a week or two, but a city person will want to go home in a couple of weeks, as the islands are very small, and you feel rather isolated from the rest of the world.

As I was a singer in the show, I experienced some lack of privacy there. As an artist I like to surprise and impress people on stage and for this you shouldn’t be seen much in everyday life. On the other hand, there were some interesting moments. For example, The Muraka underwater villa in the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, known as the first villa in the world (and the only one in the Maldives); Ithaa underwater restaurant on our island, one of the locations for my music video “Mig Blues”. I also shot a video for my song “Day by day” there.

Any idol or reference?

I can name a lot of prominent artists but for me the best female singers are Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston. They set highest standard of vocal technique and expressiveness. From male singers I like George Michael, Jay Kay (“Jamiroquai”), James Brown, Adam Levine (“Maroon 5”), Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (“The Weeknd”), Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Tomas N’evergreen & Michael Jackson, but Bruno Mars is my favourite.

What are your next projects?

In May 2023 I will participate in the “She Singer” nomination and will be a guest singer at Dubai Fashion Week Season 3. I also plan to perform in Qatar at the Asian Games. There are offers to perform in Antalya and the Seychelles.

How do you see yourself in 5 years? and in 15 years?

I like funk music. It would be great to do something in this style.

I would really like to travel, to visit many countries and cities of the world, especially such fascinating places as New York and Hong Kong. Dubai, where I now live, is often compared with New York, but I still believe, these are two different worlds.

I would like to go on the world concert tour. I have plans to record albums in Russian and English, as well as making musical videos.

In 15 years, I would like to lead a more peaceful and stable life, so I see myself surrounded by family, relatives, and friends.



Kristina Gutseva is a Belarusian singer and music teacher currently based in UAE.

The singer released her own songs: “Day by day” (music & lyrics Oleg Sashko), “Mig Blues” (music & lyrics Ina Schakhno), “Privid” (music by Iryna Tratsiak, lyrics by Maria Tsitarchuk).

She has large experience as a singer in such countries as the Maldives, Oman, Bahrain, the Emirates and Belarus.

In Dubai, she worked as a vocal and piano teacher at “Melodica Music & Dance Institute” and started her career as a singer. She began to perform at various events from such well-known agencies, as Soul Artists, Irma Events, Top Talents, QNA Talent, NINAS Entertainment, 311 Entertainment.

In December 2021 – January 2022, she performed at the Christmas festival on stage “Ripe by The Bay” Dubai Festival City Mall.

In October 2022 she performed in Abu Dhabi at Afya Restaurant Traders Hotel.

In November 2022 she took part in the “Street Music Festival” on Bluewaters Island, Dubai.

In October 2022 she was nominated in SHE AWARDS 2022 Season 2 DUBAI in the category “SHE Singer” and was among the three finalists-nominees in the category “SHE MUSICIAN” Dubai. She was a guest singer and performed as “She Awards Performer” at SHE INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK 2022 Season 2.

In December, she performed on Christmas Eve at the Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi hotel in the Urban Kitchen restaurant and on Christmas Day in Dubai.

She performed in a duet with a pianist on New Year’s Eve at The Address Downtown Dubai.

She took Honoree at SHE AWARDS 2023 Edition 3 in Dubai as an Award-Winning Celebrity Singer.

She is also going to perform at Fashion Week in May 2023.

Soul Artists agency awarded Kristina Gutseva as the female singer of the year 2022 in Dubai.