In 2005 Artyom Krutko was a prize-winner at the XXI International Glinka Vocalists’ Competition (3rd prize), while in 2008 he was a prize-winner at the Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Verona (Italy).
Since 2004 Artyom Krutko has been a soloist with the Chelyabinsk Academic Glinka Opera and Ballet Theatre. There he performs the roles of Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Milovzor (The Queen of Spades), Lel (The Snow Maiden), Ratmir (Ruslan and Lyudmila) and Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus).
For his performance of the role of Milovzor in The Queen of Spades, Artyom Krutko received a diploma at the Stage – 2006 Regional Festival of Professional Theatres (2005 – 2006 season). Took part in the Irina Arkhipova Presents festival.
Since 2008 Artyom Krutko has been a guest soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre where his repertoire includes the roles of the Voice of Christ in Smelkov’s opera The Brothers Karamazov and Oberon in Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Also in 2008, the singer became a recipient of the State Prize of the Chelyabinsk Region in the category Musical Art, while in 2009 he won a Golden Lyre award.
Since 2004 Artyom Krutko has frequently performed in recital throughout Russia and abroad.
Artyom’s vocal range covers three octaves, which means he can perform roles in baroque-era operas written for castrati, roles in Romantic period operas and works by contemporary composers. The singer’s repertoire includes music by Caldara, Porpora, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Gluck, Mozart, Schubert, Stradella, Glinka and Bortnyansky amongst other composers.