Born in Gorky in 1969. Graduated from Glinka Nizhniy Novgorod State Conservatory (1994), and then completed her postgraduate studies there. Ph.D. thesis: “Symbolics in Alban Berg’s Music” (1998, scientific advisor — Full Prof.S.I.Savenko). From 1997 to 2004 she had several research scholarships in Vienna (Alban Berg Stiftung; OAD) and Berlin (DAAD). Doctor of Fine Arts (2011). Since 2000 teaches at the Music History Subdepartment of Glinka Nizhniy Novgorod State Conservatory, since 2011 — Full Professor. Author of two monographs: “Alban Berg and His Time” (2009) and “On Alban Berg’s Compositional Process” (2017).