ALLA PAVLOVA (b 1952 )
Alla Pavlova is a composer and musicologist. 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. Since 1990 she has lived in New York, where she is a member of New York Women Composers, Inc. Alla Pavlova has written a number of compositions for orchestra, including six symphonies and a ballet “Sulamith” (2003–2005), based on the 1908 story by famous Russian writer Alexandre Kuprin about the love of King Solomon for Sulamith, a servant from his vineyard, as well as other instrumental and vocal works that have been performed in the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan.