Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell studied Russian and Music at the University of Edinburgh and gained his PhD at the University of Glasgow.  He holds the diplomas of Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and Associate of the Royal College of Music.

He works part-time as Music Subject Specialist in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow, and also teaches music-historical subjects in the Office of Lifelong Learning at the University of Edinburgh and at the RSAMD.    He compiled, translated and annotated two volumes of an anthology of criticism (Russians on Russian Music) published by Cambridge University Press in 1994 and 2003.  He contributed entries on Russian topics to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, and on Russian and Scottish topics to Die neue Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, the dictionary’s German equivalent.  He is a member of Editorial Board of the Critical Edition of the Complete Works of Sergei Rachmaninoff and a trustee of Musica Scotica

He worked as Lecturer in Music, University Organist and Director of Chapel Music in the University of Glasgow from 1975 to 2000.  He is now assistant organist and choirmaster at St Bride’s Scottish Episcopal Church, and is in demand as a deputy and accompanist.  He is the joint artistic director and conductor of the choir Russkaya Cappella (Glasgow).


Svetlana Zvereva

Svetlana Zvereva is a Senior Research Fellow at the State Institute for the Study of the Arts in Moscow.  She is the joint artistic director and conductor of the choir Russkaya Cappella (Glasgow), and one of the directors of the choir of the Community of St Kentigern in the Russian Orthodox diocese of Sourozh.  She teaches Russian to postgraduate students of singing at the RSAMD.

She is a graduate of the Leningrad Conservatoire who completed her postgraduate dissertation (equivalent to a PhD) at the State Institute for the Study of the Arts.  She is a specialist in Russian sacred music.  Her Russian monograph Alexander Kastalsky: Ideas, Works and Fate was published in Moscow in 1998, and its second edition in English as Alexander Kastalsky: his Life and Music by Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, in 2003.

She is the founder and one of the editors and compilers of the multi-volume series of books Russian Sacred Music in Documents and Materials published in Moscow from 1998 to 2007.  She is the author of more than 70 scholarly articles concerned with Russian sacred music of the late medieval period and the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  Since 2002 she has been working on the history of the Russian diasporas, and is completing a monograph entitled Music and Russian Orthodoxy in the Russian Emigration: History and Sources.  She has organised concerts, exhibitions and international conferences.

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