Konstantin<br /> Zenkin


  • D.A.
  • Professor

Vice Rector for Research of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (since 2009)
Member of the Board of the Cultural and Educational Society Losevskiye besedy (“Losev Debates”)
Member of the Council of Russia’s Society for Theory of Music, responsible for its administrative and economic activities
Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Moscow Conservatory
Editor-in-chief of the online periodical Musical Art of Eurasia. Traditions and Modernity
E-mail: kzenkin@list.ru

Born in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory’s Central Music School as a pianist (1976). Graduated with academic honors from the Moscow Conservatory’s Piano Faculty (Prof. Eugene Malinin’s class, 1981) and Faculty of Theory and Composition (Prof. Ekaterina Tsaryova’s class, 1983).

Theses defended:

  • Ph.D. at the Leningrad State Conservatory: Chopin’s Piano Miniatures and Their Position within the Historical and Artistic Process (advisor: Prof. Ekaterina Tsaryova, 1987);
  • D.A. at the Moscow State Conservatory: The Genre of Piano Miniature and Paths of Musical Romanticism (1996).

Grants received:

  • from Russia’s Foundation for Humanities (1997) for publication of the book The Genre of Piano Miniature and Paths of Musical Romanticism
  • from Russia’s Foundation for Humanities (2004) for participation in the international conference Aesthetics as a Religious Factor in Eastern and Western Christianity (the Netherlands)
  • from Russia’s Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography (2005) for the writing and publication of the textbook The Nineteenth-century Music of Europe. F. Chopin. F. Liszt
  • from Russia’s Foundation for Basic Research (2018) for translation and English edition of the book Music—Eidos—Time. A. F. Losev and the Horizons of Contemporary Musicology
  • from Russia’s Foundation for Basic Research (2021) for edition of the book “I am always seeking and finding the New…” Maria Yudina’s Unknown Letters

Teaching Activities:

  • At the Moscow Conservatory’s Central Music School (1982–2002)
  • At the Moscow Conservatory: teacher (since 1990), senior teacher (since 1993), associate professor (since 1995), professor (since 1998)
  • Special courses at the Moscow Conservatory: European Symphonism from the 18th to the 20th Century (2003); Avant-Garde in the Twentieth-century European Music. History, Aesthetics, Artistic Phenomena (housed by the Faculty of Additional Training, 2004–2005).

Lectures and Workshops
Lectures on various issues of musical art read, and concert piano performance workshops taught, both in Russia and abroad in and at:

  • 1997: The Center for Teachers’ Additional Training in Tyumen (Russia, Western Siberia)
  • 1996, 2000: The State College of Music in Grodno (Republic of Belarus)
  • 2001: Mussorgsky College of Music in Tver (Russia, the Upper Volga Region)
  • 2003 (twice): Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory (Russia, Western Siberia)
  • 2000, 2001, 2005: The State Institute for Culture Matters and the State Academy of Music of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk)
  • 2004, 2005, 2006: Pavel Serebryakov Municipal Institute of Arts in Volgograd (Russia, the Lower Volga Region)
  • 2006: Russia’s State Academy of Music and Theater in Krasnoyarsk (now Dmitry Khvorostovsky Siberian State Institute of Arts)
  • 2010: The State University of Humanities and Pedagogy in Perm (Russia, the Cis-Ural Region)
  • 2012: Astrakhan State Conservatory (Russia, the Lower Volga Region)
  • 2013: Glazunov Petrozavodsk State Conservatory (North-Western Russia); Kazakhstan’s National University of Arts (Astana, now Nur-Sultan); Moldova’s Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts (Chişinău)
  • 2014: Kazakhstan’s Kurmangazy National Conservatory (Almaty); Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • 2015: China’s University of Hong Kong; Philadelphia University of the Arts (USA)
  • 2018–2019: China’s Universities in the cities of Xinxiang and Zhengzhou (Henan Province), Shenyang (Liaoning Province), Fuzhou (Fujian Province)
  • 2021: The Viktor Popov Academy of Choral Art (Moscow)
  • 2003, 2012, 2021: Leonid Sobinov Saratov State Conservatory (Russia, the Lower Volga Region)

Advisor of the postgraduates who defended their Ph.D. theses:

  • Assc. Prof. Еlena Rovenko: The New Thinking at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries in the Philosophy and Art of France (Henry Bergson, Claude Debussy, and Odilon Redon). Saint Petersburg (2013)
  • Diana Lokot'yanova: Anton Bruckner’s Church Music: on the Issue of Historical Connections. Moscow Conservatory (2018)


Ekaterina Ivanova

Associate Professor

Elena Rovenko

Associate Professor

Marina Pereverzeva

Assistant Professor