Dr Christina Guillaumier
MMus (Lond), MSc (Oxon), PhD, FLCM
Dr Christina Guillaumier, Reader in Music & Cultural Practice, is a pianist and music historian with an early background in the dramatic arts. Dr Guillaumier is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Creative Director of the Innovative Conservatoire network (ICON), a specialist supervisor at the Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths, University of London and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a peer reviewer for several academic journals and publishing houses. An international expert in higher education music studies and a specialist in conservatoire education, she is a strong advocate for music education and sits on the Board of Trustees of West Sussex Music as well as the West Sussex Music Hub.
Teaching & PhD supervision
Dr Guillaumier's research is at the intersection of music, history, politics and cultural practice. Research areas include Russian and Soviet music, history and politics; genetic criticism and archival research; Russian and French piano music; music and text. She continues to welcome enquiries from suitable prospective graduate students in any of the above areas. Her current doctoral students work on wide-ranging topics including Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, music and emigration, Soviet music and piano music. Her most influential works to date are her monograph The Operas of Sergei Prokofiev (Boydell & Brewer, 2020) and a co-edited collection of landmark essays entitled Rethinking Prokofiev (OUP, 2020).
Christina’s teaching, across undergraduate and postgraduate levels, combines a mixture of practice-based work as well as research-driven projects. She has held research posts at Princeton University and the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel. She is also Visiting Professor at the Centre de Recherche Universitaire Lorrain d’Histoire, Université de Lorraine.
Awards, Experience & Expertise
Dr Guillaumier is the recipient of several research awards including from the AHRC, the Higher Education Funding Council of England, the European Union, the American Musicological Society and the Russian Federation. She is a highly sought-after expert in music education, curriculum reform and digital learning. Her expertise lies in Higher Education curriculum innovation, design, and implementation; quality assurance and enhancement as well as academic management; research project development and implementation. She has worked in the UK and EU conservatoire sector for well over a decade. She continues to serve on undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programme and exam boards both in the UK, Europe, Singapore and the Middle East.
Guillaumier, C. (2020) The Operas of Sergei Prokofiev, Boydell & Brewer, Suffolk. ISBN 9781783274482 (Hardback) ISBN 9781787446236 (E-Book)
McAllister, R. & Guillaumier, C eds. (2020) Rethinking Prokofiev, co-edited with Rita McAllister, Oxford University Press, 9780190670771 (Paperback) 780190670764 (Hardback)
Guillaumier C (2016), Reflection as creative process: perspectives, challenges and practice, Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, 15(3–4), 353–363 [DOI].
Guillaumier C, Slater R & Argondizza P (2016), Recontextualised learning through embedded creativity: developing a module that applies historically informed performance practice to Baroque music, in E Haddon & P Burnard (eds.), Creative Teaching for Creative Learning in Higher Music Education (pp. 186-197), Routledge [ISBN 9781472455918].
Guillaumier C (2014), Review of Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film (OUP, 2013), Slavic and East European Journal, 58 (2), 357-359.
Guillaumier C (2014), Review of Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film (Ashgate 2013), Slavic and East European Journal, 58 (1).
Guillaumier C (2011), War and Peace and Prokofiev’s late operatic aesthetic, Three Oranges: the Journal of the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, 21, 20-25.
Guillaumier C (2011), Ambiguous modernism: the early orchestral works of Sergei Prokofiev, Tempo, 65 (256), 25-37 [DOI].
Guillaumier C (2009), Review of Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas (Yale University Press, 2008) , Music & Letters, 90 (4), 717-719 [DOI].
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Guillaumier, C. (2020) Drama, theater, and gesture in the operas of Sergei Prokofiev. In: Rethinking Prokofiev. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780190670764 (hardback) 9780190670771 (paperback)
Guillaumier, C. (2020) A genealogy of Prokofiev’s musical gestures from the juvenilia to the later piano works. In: Rethinking Prokofiev. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780190670764 (hardback) 9780190670771 (paperback)
Guillaumier, C. (2020) The operas of Sergei Prokofiev. Boydell & Brewer, Martlesham, Suffolk. ISBN 9781783274482 (hardback)
Guillaumier, C. (2016) Reflection as creative process: perspectives, challenges and practice. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 15 (3-4). pp. 353-363. ISSN 1474-0222 (print) 1741-265X (online)
Guillaumier, C. and Slater, R. and Argondizza, P. (2016) Recontextualised learning through embedded creativity: developing a module that applies historically informed performance practice to Baroque music. In: Creative Teaching for Creative Learning in Higher Music Education. SEMPRE Studies in the Psychology of Music . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 186-197. ISBN 9781472455918 (hardback) 9781138504998 (paperback) 9781315574714 (e-book)
Guillaumier, C. (2016) Stalin's music prize (Music Matters, BBC Radio 3). [Audio]
Guillaumier, C. (2014) Review of 'Composing for the red screen: Prokofiev and Soviet film' by Kevin Bartig. Slavic and East European Journal, 58 (2). pp. 357-359. ISSN 0037-6752
Guillaumier, C. (2014) Review of 'Contemplating Shostakovich: life, music and film' edited by Alexander Ivashkin and Andrew Kirkman. Slavic and East European Journal, 58 (1). pp. 177-179. ISSN 0037-6752
Guillaumier, C. (2011) War and Peace and Prokofiev's late operatic aesthetic. Three Oranges Journal, 21. pp. 20-25. ISSN 1472-9946
Guillaumier, C. (2011) Ambiguous modernism: the early orchestral works of Sergei Prokofiev. Tempo, 65 (256). pp. 25-37. ISSN 0040-2982 (print) 1478-2286 (online)
Guillaumier, C. (2010) The Giant and other creatures: Prokofiev's childhood compositions. Three Oranges Journal, 20. pp. 29-35. ISSN 1472-9946
Guillaumier, C. (2010) Prokofiev's The Gambler (Music Matters, BBC Radio 3). [Audio]
Guillaumier, C. (2010) Prokofiev, opera and theatre: a case study of The Gambler. Musicorum, 8. pp. 67-101.
Guillaumier, C. (2009) Review of 'Prokofiev's piano sonatas' by Boris Berman. Music & Letters, 90 (4). pp. 717-719. ISSN 0027-4224 (print) 1477-4631 (online)