Conferences & Outreach

Selected conference and research talks

The Musician in Society – from Craftsman to Creative Citizen, Reflective Conservatoire Conference: Artists as Citizens, 20-23 February 2018.

Digital learning and virtual environments in the support and training of young orchestral musicians working across Europe. European Federation of National Youth Orchestras Annual Congress. London, 28 October 2016.

Resisting the path of exile: Alexander Tcherepnin’s search for nationhood and self, British Association of Slavic and East European Studies, 2-4 April, 2016.

Problematizing virtuosity: Prokofiev’s early compositions for piano, Virtuosity: Interdisciplinary Symposium at the Liszt Academy of Music, 3-6 March 2016.

A Genealogy of Musical Ideas in the Early Works of Sergei Prokofiev, The Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, 10 September 2015.

Performing the self: virtuosity and recomposition in Prokofiev’s Toccata Op. 11, The Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, University of Glasgow, 8 September 2015.

Reflection as creative process: perspectives, challenges and practice, Reflective Conservatoire Conference 2015 – Creativity and Changing CulturesGuildhall School of Music & Drama, 27 February 2015.

The Russian connection: Erik Chisholm and the Active Society for the Propagation of Contemporary Music (with Fiona Noble), Scotland and Russia: Performance Since 1900, University of Edinburgh, 17 October 2014.

A modernist problem: Prokofiev’s opera ‘The Fiery Angel’, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 4 October 2013.

Prokofiev and Krzhizhanovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ – a creative collaboration , School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Glasgow University 2 October 2013.

Between realism and modernism: the case of Sergei Prokofiev, Goldsmiths, University of London, 27 November 2012.

Creative Processes in Prokofiev’s Eugene Onegin, After the End of Music History Conference, Princeton University, 10 February 2012.

Prokofiev and the Russian style: an evaluation of the early operas, Non-nationalist Russian opera: International Symposium, University of Leeds, 17 November 2010.

Operatic style in Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘War and Peace’, Opera Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Rostov State Rachmaninov Academy, Rostov, 11 March 2010.

Vintage Prokofiev: distinctive features of operatic style in ‘War and Peace’, Sergei Prokofiev and War and Peace, RSAMD, Glasgow, 21 January 2010.

Sergei Prokofiev, Reluctant Modernist, REEM Annual Conference, Oxford University, 17 October 2009.

Prokofiev’s operatic adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s ‘The Gambler’, RMA Annual Conference, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, 9 – 12 July 2009.

The Body as compositional inspiration, The Body Conference, Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference, Cardiff University, 19 – 20 June 2008.

Childhood revisited: Prokofiev’s ‘Giant’ and other animals, Royal Musical Association Study Day, Goldsmiths, University of London, 10 May 2008.

Opera or theatre? The problematic status of Prokofiev’s ‘The Gambler’, International Conference on ‘Song, Stage and Screen: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Musical Stage’, University of Portsmouth, 28 – 30 April 2006.



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