Born in Kazan in 1973. Graduated from the Music Theory and History Department, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (1996). Ph. D. thesis «Gustav Mahler and the “Nineteenth Century”. Formation of the Artist» (1999; scientific advisor Prof. I.A.Barsova). Teaches at the History of Russian Music Subdepartment, the Department of Music Theory and History, the Moscow Conservatory (since 1999). Associate Professor (since 2003).