Evgeniya V. Khazdan
Ethnomusicologist, Candidate of Art Criticism, Member of the Union of Russian Composers, music critic. After graduating from Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, where she studied composition with Professor Vladislav Uspenski, she undertook her postgraduate studies at the Russian Institute of Art History under scientific supervision of Professor Igor Macijewski. In 2008 Evgenia defended her dissertation “Nigun as a Phenomenon of Traditional Jewish Music Culture” at Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. Prior to March 2014, she worked at the Organology Department of the Russian Institute of Art History. Currently, she is undergoing a study course at the Department of Music Theory of the State Institute for Art Studies (Moscow) under scientific supervision of Professor Levon O. Hakobian. E. Khazdan is the author of more than 150 scholarly articles. Scientific interests: the music tradition of Eastern European Jews, particularly synagogue cantillation, paraliturgical chants (Chsidishe nigunim), Yiddish songs, instrumental (klezmer) music of Ashkenazi Jews.