Xenia Pestova. photograph by Vanessa Yaremchuk.

Dr. Xenia Pestova

Visiting Researcher
Supervisor: Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley

Email: xenia [dot] pestova [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Web: http://xeniapestova.com/
Fax: +1 (514) 398-2962
Phone: +1 (514) 398-4535 ext. 094846

Research Interests

  • Performance with live electronics
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Gestural control of sound synthesis
  • Digital Musical Instruments

Academic Background

  • D.Mus. Piano Performance - Schulich School of Music of McGill University (Canada), 2009
  • M.Mus. Piano Performance - Thames Valley University (UK), 2001
  • B.Mus. Hons. Piano Performance - Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 2000

Current Projects

  • Performance with The Rulers: gesture, repertoire and pedagogy

Past Projects


  • Xenia Pestova. (forthcoming) “Models of Interaction: Synchronisation Strategies in Works for Piano and Live Electronics.” Journal of Music, Technology and Education.
  • Xenia Pestova, Erika Donald, Heather Hindman, Joseph Malloch, Mark T. Marshall, Fernando Rocha, Stephen Sinclair, D. Andrew Stewart, Marcelo M. Wanderley, and Sean Ferguson. (2009). “The CIRMMT/McGill Digital Orchestra Project.In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC09), pp. 295-298, Montreal, QC, Canada.
  • Xenia Pestova, Mark T. Marshall and Jacob Sudol. (2008). “Analogue to Digital: Authenticity Vs. Sustainability in Stockhausen's MANTRA.In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC08), pp. 201-204, Belfast, UK.