In late October, DMA student Alexander Karpeev presented a paper entitled ‘New Light on Nikolay Medtner as Pianist and Composer’ at an international conference in Moscow dedicated to lives and creative output of Emil and Nikolay Medtners. The event was organised by the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, the Gnessin Institute of Music and the Glinka and Pushkin museums. In the course of three days, papers were presented by distinguished researchers from Russia, Sweden and Austria. Notable presenters included Christoph Flamm of Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Magnus Ljunggren from Gothenburg University and Yelena Dolinskaya of Moscow Conservatoire. Sasha’s paper was well received and has led to an invitation to publish his work.