Katya works as a musicologist for OV, conducting research and writing as part of our editorial team. She also writes for OV Opinion.
When not working for OV, Katya is studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge, conducting research into musical and cultural exchange between the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic, supervised by Professor Marina Frolova-Walker.
I studied music at King’s College London (BMus, 2015–2018) and the University of Oxford (MSt, 2018–2019), and am now studying at the University of Cambridge (PhD, 2019– ).
I play piano, and sing (mezzo soprano).
Schubert’s Winterreise (Ian Bostridge). Anna Netrebko’s album 'Violetta: Arias and Duets from Verdi’s La Traviata'. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 (Valentina Lisitsa/London Symphony Orchestra).
I love karaoke!
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