Revealing Medtner: Emerging research and Repertoire

With the support of The British Library, The British Library Sound Archive,

Royal College of Music and Royal Musical Association


28-30 January 2016

International Study Day

Revealing Medtner: Emerging research and Repertoire’

Friday 29 January 2016, British Library, London

Organising Committee

Dr Alexander Karpeyev (

Dr Anastasia Belina-Johnson (RCM) (

Key-note speaker

Prof. Dr. Christoph Flamm (University of Music Lübeck)

Call for Papers

Proposals are invited from musicologists and performers whose research topic relates to the Russian-born composer-pianist Nikolay Medtner (1880–1951). Participants are invited to present papers on the new areas of the Medtnerian research as well as reports on any significant recent discoveries they have made. The British Library will exhibit Medtner’s manuscripts from their collection at the study day on the 29th.

The programme committee invites proposals (250 words or less) for individual papers lasting up to 20 minutes, and will be followed by Q&A. Please note that a sound system will be available, but no piano. Proposals must be accompanied by short biographies (100 words) and contact information, and should be sent electronically to by 15 October. Contributions from post-graduate music students are especially welcome

The Festival begins with a piano masterclass at the Royal College of Music on Thursday the 28th of January, and ends on the 30th with a concert of Medtner’s music and the screening of a Russian film about him (with English subtitles) at the RCM.

Deadline for Submissions: 15th of October 2015

Registration fee: £18, (£10 for RMA members) payable by PayPal to by 1st of November.