Double bassist Lubima Kalinkova-Shentov has performed solo recitals and given chamber music concerts throughout the United States, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, and Italy, and is the winner of several international double bass competitions. She has also performed with numerous orchestras, making appearances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Paul Hall, and Morse Hall in New York City, George Enescu Hall, the Art Museum in Bucharest, Romania, and in the Palace of Culture and Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has performed for the mayor of Paris and the president of Bulgaria. Lubima is a former principal double bassist of the Radio Orchestra, Sofia, and has made several solo recordings with this orchestra and chamber music recordings with Ensemble Simphonietta, Sofia.
Kalinkova-Shentov holds a Master of Music degree from Juilliard and a Master of Arts degree from the Academy of Music, Bucharest, and is a fluent speaker of French, Russian, Romanian and Bulgarian. She joined the MAP faculty in 2002, teaching double bass and string ensemble. She also taught double bass, cello, chamber music, string ensemble classes, music theory, and music history in several Westchester and New York City schools. She is a faculty member at the Westchester Conservatory and the Crestwood Music Center, and is director of the String Orchestra at the Tuckahoe Schools in Westchester.