The Seven-String Guitar in Russia, 1800–1850: a Presentation of a New Book by Dr. Oleg Timofeyev

On May 19, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Dr. Oleg Timofeyev will give a lecture-recital based on his recent book that is free and open to the public in the Chart Room at the Memorial Union, located on 800 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

About the lecture: In this presentation, combining a lecture (in English) with live music, noted musicologist, guitarist, and composer Oleg Timofeyev will discuss the seven-string guitar, drawing information from his recent bookThe Seven-String Guitar in Russia: Its Origins, Repertoire, and Performance Practice, 1800-1850 (Cambridge Scholars, 2023).

About the lecturer: Oleg Timofeyev is a musicologist, guitarist, documentary film director, and the world authority on the Russian seven-string guitar tradition. He holds an M.A. in Early Music Performance from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. from Duke University. The recipient of two IREX Fellowships, two Fulbright Research and Teaching Fellowships, he has won the coveted Noah Greenberg Award for his CDs “Music of Russian Princesses at the Court of Catherine the Great.” In addition, he has made more than twenty CD solo and ensemble recordings featuring the music for the Russian seven-string guitar, to critical acclaim worldwide. Dr. Timofeyev has taught at universities and conservatoires in the US, Russia, and Ukraine. In addition to a book on Russian-Romani guitar playing (Centerstream, 2018) and a critical edition of collected works by Matvei Pavlov-Azancheev (with Stefan Wester, DGA Editions, 2020). Oleg’s monograph on the seven–string guitar in Russia came out in 2023 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).