Vera Wolkowicz is a PhD student in Music Studies at the University of Cambridge, where she is currently focusing her research on Latin American musical nationalisms during the first decades of the 20th century.
Vera holds an MPhil in Music Studies from the University of Cambridge (2013) and an honours degree in Arts from the University of Buenos Aires (2009). From 2007 to 2009, Vera was part of the “Música en la prensa periódica” research group at the University of Buenos Aires, which was first directed by Melanie Plesch and afterwards headed by Silvina Luz Mansilla. As a member of the team, Vera did research on Italian opera in Buenos Aires towards the middle of the 19th century and the outcome of such investigations were published in the Dar la nota. El rol de la prensa en la historia musical argentina book in 2012. In 2009, Vera was awarded the “Hacia el Bicentenario” scholarship by the Biblioteca Nacional “Mariano Moreno” in order to study the intersections between music and national identity in Argentina through a detailed analysis of the “Música de América” journal (the results of such research investigations being published as the Música de América. Estudio preliminar y edición crítica book in 2012).
From 2010 to 2012, Vera was part of the “Nacionalismos y vanguardias musicales en Argentina” research group under the direction of Silvina Luz Mansilla at the University of Buenos Aires, where she continued her work on Argentinian musical nationalism during the 1920’s.
Between 2011 and 2012, Vera performed archival work under the supervision of Silvina Luz Mansilla at the Instituto Nacional de Musicología “Carlos Vega” as well as co-edited the unpublished scores of the Argentinian composer Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000). (See http://www.inmcv.gob.ar/?p=1004).
Since 2008, Vera has been presenting papers on each of the above-mentioned topics at national and international conferences, including, without limitation, other musicological studies.