Nina Herasymova-Persydska: “I want my books to be read”. Ideas, concepts, dreams

Dedicated to the birthday of Nina Herasymova-Persydska.

Discussion with Iryna Tukova, Stas Nevmerzhytskyi, Anna Gadetska.

⚡️ December 23, 3 pm, st. Malopidvalna, 21/8, Kyiv.
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Nina Herasymova-Persydska (23.12.1927–08.12.2020) was a musicologist, cultural critic, public figure, and educator.

Doctor of Art History (1978), Professor (1979), Head of the Department of Ancient Music of the Ukrainian National Academy of Music (2000-2019), Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2000), Honored Artist of Ukraine (1997), Holder of the Honorary Badge “For Merit to Polish Culture” of the Ministry of Culture and Art of Poland (2006), Laureate of the Mykola Lysenko Prize (1990), winner of the Big Gold Medal of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2002), Silver Medal “For Merit in the Twentieth Century” of the International Biographical Center (Cambridge, UK, 1992), Woman of the Year 1992-1993 (International Biographical Center, Cambridge, UK), etc.

Over the years, she has been a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, the International Musicological Society (IMS), the European Society of Culture (SEC), the Council of the Congress “Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis” (MAEO), the Secretary General of the Ukrainian National Committee of the International Music Council (IMC, UNESCO), the coordinator of relations with the Council for Traditional Music (CTM), etc.

She was born in Kyiv. In 1951, she graduated from the Department of History and Theory (class of Professor Levko Revutskyi), in 1952 from the Department of Piano (class of Professor Arnold Yankelevych), and in 1954 from the postgraduate course at the Kyiv State Conservatory (now the Ukrainian National Academy of Music). In 1955, she presented her PhD thesis on “Folk Song Origins of Ukrainian Soviet Symphonism”. In 1978, she completed her doctoral dissertation on “The Partes Concert in Ukraine in the Second Half of the Seventeenth and First Half of the Eighteenth Centuries and Its Place in the Culture of the Era.”

1950-2020 she was a lecturer, senior lecturer, associate professor, and professor at the Ukrainian National Academy of Music. In 2000, on Nina’s initiative, the Academy established the Department of Ancient Music, which she headed until 2019.

She is the author of more than 160 works, including monographs and articles on the history and theory of partes singing in Ukraine and Russia, music editions of partes concertos and motets, an incipit catalog of partes concertos of the Institute of Manuscripts of the National Library of Ukraine, articles on the problems of space and time in music of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, etc. She made presentations and lectures at scientific forums in Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Russia, Italy, Spain, France, the USA, Switzerland, and other countries. She created her own research school of Ukrainian medieval studies.

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MUSIC HUB is a space for young musicians and listeners, created by the VERE MUSIC FUND foundation. It combines the upper hall with 100 seats – for concerts, recordings, master classes, lectures, etc., as well as the lower rehearsal hall. His address is Kyiv, Malopidvalna Street, 21/8.