Adalyat Issiyeva

McGill University/ Concordia University

Adalyat Issiyeva holds a Bachelor of Music from Almaty State Conservatoire and completed master’s and doctoral degrees at McGill University. Shifting from an ethnomusicological focus (“Philosophical and Religious Aspects of Uighur Muqam”) to western European Early music, her master’s research, “Ostinato Motets by Josquin des Prez,” investigated number symbolism and compositional techniques in Renaissance music. She completed her doctoral dissertation titled “Russian Orientalism: From Ethnography to Art-Song in Russian Nineteenth-Century Music” in 2013. Her studies were funded by scholarships from the Social Studies and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC), Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC), and McGill University’s Schulich School of Music; and she has published articles in several journals (Revue du Centre Européen d’Etudes SlavesSacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning, and Revue musicale OICRM ), as well as in a collection of articles (Rimsky-Korsakov and His World). Her forthoming book Representing Russia’s Orient explores the political implications of nineteenth-century Russian art songs with oriental subjects, both within and outside the context of Edward Said’s Orientalism.