Dmitry V. Smirnov


Graduated from the Department of Music Theory and Composition, Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. In 2000 he defended his Ph. D. thesis Ways of Formation and Development of National Musical Folklore at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Activities of the Musical and Ethnographic Commission (scientific advisor — Full Prof. E. G. Sorokina). In 1990–2001 he worked at the Folk Music Cabinet, from 2001 to the present — at the Problem Research Laboratory of Music and Music Education of Moscow Conservatory. Author of two monographs and over 70 scientific articles. Carried out folklore expeditions to Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Voronezh, Kirov, Kursk, Nizhny Novgorod, Smolensk regions, the Komi Republic. D. V. Smirnov has been engaged in teaching activities holding courses on musical folklore at Maimonides State Classical Academy, and at Ippolitov-Ivanov State Pedagogical Institute. He is a permanent participant of scientific conferences in Moscow, Arkhangelsk, Veliky Novgorod, Vologda, Krasnodar, Kursk, Minsk, Novorossiysk, etc.