Alla Pavlova: Composer and Musicologist: Biography Outline

Alla Pavlova was born on July 13, 1952, in Ukraine. As a girl she lived in Vinnitsa city, then moved with her Russian-born parents to Moscow in 1961. In 1975 she received her Bachelor’s Degree at the Ippolitov–Ivanov Music Institute. In 1983 she received her Master’s Degree at the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow. From 1983 to 1986 she lived in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, where she worked for the Union of Bulgarian composers and the Bulgarian National Opera. From 1986 to 1989 she was in Moscow, working for the Russian Musical Society Board. During that period her articles, now numbering over a hundred, appeared in Russian and Bulgarian publications. Since 1990 Alla has lived in New York and is a member of New York Women Composers, Inc., a member of IAWM (International Alliance for Women Composers), a Friend of Irish National Youth Ballet (, a member of ASCAP. During the years 1995–2000 Alla worked as a piano instructor at 92 Y School of Music in NYC.

Alla Pavlova has written a number of compositions for orchestra, including ten symphonies and the ballet SULAMITH (2003–2005), based on the 1908 story by the famous Russian writer Alexandre Kuprin about the love of King Solomon for Sulamith, a servant from his vineyard. She is also the composer of numerous instrumental and vocal works that have been performed in the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan, India, Australia, and New Zealand.

Her works combine classical, romantic and contemporary styles, and sometimes include elements from gospel and popular genres.

Listen to

a fragment from my
Eigth Symphony.

Recorded with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor:
Gintaras Rikevičius.

© Music 2012 Alla Pavlova Music Publishing

© Recordings 2012 Naxos Rights International Ltd.

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