Ekaterina Pavlova


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.

Where’ve you come from and where are you going?

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– ).

What’s your instrument or voice?

I play piano, and sing (mezzo soprano).

What’s on your Spotify heavy rotation?

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).

Tell us a quirky random fact about yourself.

I love karaoke!

How do we find out more about you?

Twitter: @katpavlova2802.

Recent opinion posts:

Wagner's album leaf for Fürstin Metternich
My baby (grand) and I
The two lives of Haydn’s ‘Kaiserlied’