Konstantin V. Zenkin

  • Deputy Rector for Science of Moscow Conservatory,
  • Doctor of Art Studies, Full Professor of the Foreign Music History Subdepartment

Born in Moscow in 1958. Graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Piano Department in 1981, De­partment of Music Theory and History in 1983).
Ph. D. thesis: «Chopin Piano Miniature and its Role in the Historical Artistic Process» (scientific advisor Prof. E. M. Tsareva, 1987).
Doctor of Art Studies; thesis «Piano Miniature and the Roads of Musical Romanticism» (1996).
From 1982 to 2002 Dr. Zenkin taught at the Central Music School of Moscow Conservatory.
Since 1990 he has been teaching at the Foreign Music History Subdepartment, Moscow Conservatory (Professor since 2000). Deputy Rector for Science since 2009.
Dr. Zenkin is the author of more than 130 papers on various aspects of music history, music philosophy (A. F. Losev) and history of piano performance (M. V. Yudina). Among recent papers:

  • From Romantic Music Drama towards Avant-Garde “Total Musical Theater”.Wagner — Stockhausen. In: Nauchnyj vestnik Moskovskoj konservatorii (Journal of Moscow Conservatory).  2010. № 2
  • Traditions and Prospects of the Conservatory Post-Graduate Education in the Light of a Project of Federal Law “On the Education in Russian Federation”. In: Nauchnyj vestnik Moskovskoj konservatorii (Journal of Moscow Conservatory).  2010. № 3
  • On the Semantic Function of Genre in Chopin’s World. In: Nauchnyj vestnik Moskovskoj konservatorii (Journal of Moscow Conservatory).   2010. № 3
  • On Russian Theoretic Conceptions of Music History. In: Nauchnyj vestnik Moskovskoj konservatorii (Journal of Moscow Conservatory).  2011. № 2
  • On the Mobility of Structures in Liszt’s Works: from Romantic FormProcess to “Open” Form. In: Nauchnyj vestnik Moskovskoj konservatorii (Journal of Moscow Conservatory).   2011. № 4
  • From Scriabin to the Second Avant-garde: Why Is Everything That Surrounds Us the Music? In: Nauchnyj vestnik Moskovskoj konservatorii (Journal of Moscow Conservatory).  2012. № 3
  • Debussy in His Dialogues with Bach and Wagner: Sensation of Musical Time.In: Nauchnyj vestnik Moskovskoj konservatorii (Journal of Moscow Conservatory).  2013. № 3(14)
  • The Notion of Pre-image for the Form of a Piece of Art in the 20th-Century Greek Orthodox Philosophy and the Specificity of the Art of Music. In: Nauchnyj vestnik Moskovskoj konservatorii (Journal of Moscow Conservatory).  2013. № 4(15)

He is also one of the co­authors of the book European Music of the 19th Century: Poland, Hungary (Moscow, 2008).