Irina I. Nikol’skaya
Musicologist, Doctor of Art Criticism, Leading Researcher at the State Institute of Art Studies, Honored Worker of Culture of Poland. Born in Ukhta. In 1968–1972 she studied at the Institute of Musicology at the History Department of the University of Warsaw. In 1973 she graduated from the Gnesins State Pedagogical Institute, in 1976—postgraduate studies at the State Institute of Art History. In 1978 she defended her Cand. Sci. (Art Criticism) Dissertation (“An anti-war theme in Polish music”, scientific supervisor L. V. Polyakova), in 1992—Doctoral (Art Criticism) Dissertation (“From Szymanowski to Lutoslawski and Penderecki”). In 1995–2010—editor of the “Music and Cinema” department at the “Audio/Video Salon” magazine. She worked at the Admissions Committee of the Union of Moscow Composers (1990s), at the Bureau of the Musicological Section of the Union of Moscow Composers, at the Music Fund of the Union of Russian Composers (1985–1995). Member of the Scientific Council of the State Institute of the Arts. Research interests—domestic and foreign music of the 20th century, most of the works are devoted to Polish music of the 20th century.