The Pushkin House Team is made up of a small group of staff – assisted by volunteers, interns and external partners and other helpers - dedicated to bringing an eclectic array of cultural events to the House, supporting the development of Anglo-Russian relations and promoting Russian culture in the heart of London.
The smooth running of our cultural programme demands efficient planning and preparation from all: the House team, event organisers and volunteers. If you would like to be involved in supporting us, then please go to our Contact page and look at the voluntary roles we have.
CLEM CECIL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Clem is a Russian-speaking specialist in language, literature and architectural preservation, with many years’ experience working in, and with, Russia, initially as correspondent for The Times, then as co-founder of the Moscow Architecture Preservation Society. She has co-edited four books on Moscow, St Petersburg and Samara. From 2012 to 2016 she was the director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage and SAVE Europe’s Heritage.
ALINA GRIGORJAN, EVENTS MANAGER
I am responsible for organisation and management of all events within Pushkin House.
As well as hosting our own events Pushkin House also provides rooms for commercial hire at very competitive rates. Should you be hosting your event at Pushkin House, I am here to produce promotional material, stay on top of ticket sales and its development, and to discuss and solve any other problems or practicalities in advance. If this is of interest, I am the person to contact, and do check out our Venue Hire page.
HANNA WISNIEWSKA, FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER
My true passion for languages and cultures shows in choosing BA Modern languages (Norwegian and Russian) at UCL, with particular focus on translation skills. I am fluent in 4 languages: English, Norwegian, Polish and Russian.
I am responsible for ensuring that your experience at Pushkin House is of the highest standard at all times. You can turn to me with any queries you may have regarding the events, exhibitions or the House itself.
ANNA KUZNETSOVA, ACCOUNTANT
I am responsible for the day to day accounting and financial management of Pushkin House.
ALEXANDER KARPEYEV, MUSIC CURATOR
Alexander is the Music Curator at the Pushkin House and helps organise the classical music side of our programme. He is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and City University London, where in 2014 he successfully defended his doctoral thesis on performance practice in the music of Nikolay Medtner. If you would like to propose a concert at Pushkin House, or have any other enquiries relating to our music programme, please email Alexander on firstname.lastname@example.org.