Patrick Zuk


Specialist in Russian and Soviet musical culture. His publications include a biographical-criticial study of Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881–1950), a major figure in Soviet musical life of the Stalinist period, and the co-edited collection (with Marina Frolova-Walker) Russian Music Since 1917, which was issued in the Proceedings of the British Academy series published by Oxford University Press. He has contributed essays to Music and Letters, the Journal of Musicology, the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, and other prominent scholarly periodicals. He is a regular presenter at international conferences in the UK, US, Europe, and the Russian Federation. His research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, and the Wellcome Trust. He has also published on aspects on the Irish art music tradition, and is currently engaged in a new project exploring the role played by traumatic experience in shaping the styles and aesthetic orientations of musical modernism.

Patrick Zuk holds one of Durham University’s Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

He is currently Durham University’s Academic Director of the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership, which administers scholarship funding on behalf of the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain for doctoral students at Durham University, Newcastle University, and Queen’s University, Belfast.