Elena Dubinets received her M.A. and Ph.D. (1996) from the Moscow State Conservatory. She also studied and conducted a research at the Swarthmore College, USA, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Israel, and at the Utrecht University, Netherlands. She has lived in the USA since 1996, lecturing in music history in New York, Boston, Seattle and Cornell University. Dr. Dubinets' primary research interest is in the theory, composition, and notation of twentieth-century music (Russian, American and worldwide). She has many publications, including two books, on the history and theory of music in different aspects in leading Russian, Israeli, French and American journals and newspapers. 



Marina Frolova-Walker was educated at the Moscow Conservatoire. She has lived in the United Kingdom since 1994, lecturing in music history in London, Belfast and Southampton. She has just been appointed to the Music Faculty at the University of Cambridge. Dr Frolova-Walker has published a number of articles on Russian and Soviet Music and is currently completing her book "Russia: Music and Nation" for Yale University Press.

She is a specialist in music of romanticism and Schumann in particular, and also lectured on the history of Russian music. She has many publications in the UK and some in Russia; she has been participating in many music conferences and festivals. 



Dmitry Oukhov is a musicologist, musical critic and a radio commentator. He is a Laureate of the European Broadcasting Union (2000). He is a specialist in practically all field of contemporary classical, folk and contemporary music, including jazz and non-academical streams. He has served as professor of music history at the Gniessin Academy of Music in Moscow. He worked as a visiting professor at Berklee College of Music (Boston) in 1994. He has published a lot of articles and several books on different problems of contemporary music (in Russian and in English). Since 1993 he has been a producer of the annual festival of contemporary music Alternativa in Moscow, one of the major events of musical life in Moscow. 



Louis Pine is an adjunct instructor of music at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his B.Music and M.A. (1989) from the University of Iowa. His primary research interest is in Joseph Schillinger's life and work. His bibliography on Schillinger is available on the Schillinger Home Page that the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University has established on the Web. An annotated version of this bibliography will appear in the forthcoming book, Joseph Schillinger: Two Lives, ed. A. Bretanitskaja, published by "Kompozitor" Publishing House in Russia. Recently, he presented a paper entitled "The Forgotten Work of Joseph Schillinger" at a conference on Russian music at Goldsmiths College in London. 



Svetlana Savenko graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 1969 and received her PhD in 1978. She is professor of Russian Music at the Moscow State Conservatory, a researcher at the Institute of the Arts in Moscow, author of more than 100 publications on the problems of Russian and contemporary music (including several books) in Russian, English and German. The major fields of her specialization are Russian music, music of the twentieth century and problems of musical avant-garde. She has lectured on different aspects of Russian music in Switzerland, England and Germany. Dr. Savenko is also a soprano, and has performed many contemporary vocal compositions including Pierrot Lunaire at many festivals of contemporary music, including "Alternativa" and "Moscow Autumn".