Frolova-Walker became the second woman in the university’s 442-year history to be awarded a professorship in music.
Russian musicologist Marina Frolova-Walker was appointed as a professor of music at the famous Gresham College in London. Earlier this position was held by such famous personalities as British composer and organist John Bull (1562/63 - 1628), French composer and architect Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) and British harpsichordist and conductor Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014). Russian musicologist is the second woman who became a music professor in the entire 422-year history of this institution. Her predecessor was the famous modern pianist, conductor and composer Joanna MacGregor.
According to Frolova-Walker, her first lecture series in the new position at Gresham College will be dedicated to the Russian ballet of Sergei Dyagilev.