Patrick Zuk is a specialist in Russian and Soviet music and cultural history. Director (Arts and Humanities) of Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study.
His publications include a biographical-criticial study of Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950), a major figure in Soviet musical life of the Stalinist period, and the co-edited collection (with Marina Frolova-Walker) Russian Music Since 1917, which was issued in the Proceedings of the British Academy series published by Oxford University Press. His research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, and the Wellcome Trust.
Patrick Zuk is currently engaged in a new project exploring the role played by traumatic experience in shaping the styles and aesthetic orientations of musical modernism.