UC Santa Cruz

Professor Emeritus


Anatole Leikin is Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published in various musicological journals and essay collections worldwide and recorded piano works of Scriabin, Chopin, and Cope. His critically acclaimed books The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin and The Mystery of Chopin's Préludes were recently published by Ashgate Publishing (UK) and reissued by Routledge (UK). Dr. Leikin also serves as an editor for The Complete Chopin — A New Critical Edition (Peters, UK).

Research Areas

His recent and present projects cover a variety of topics: structural and hermeneutic analysis, early tonality, Romantic performance practice, Chopin, Scriabin, Granados, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Shostakovich.


Musicologist, pianist, and music critic.