Paul du Quenoy is a private investor and critic. A trained historian, he received his PhD from Georgetown University and taught history, humanities, and fine arts courses at a number of institutions in the United States and abroad. His books include Stage Fright: Politics and the Performing Arts in Late Imperial Russia (2009), Wagner and the French Muse: Music, Society, and Nation in Modern France (2011), Alexander Serov and the Birth of the Russian Modern (2016), and Through the Years with Prince Charming: The Collected Music Criticism of Paul du Quenoy, 2010-2020 (2020). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Spectator, The New Criterion, The Critic, The Washington Times, Musical America, and numerous other publications. He is a member of the University Council of the American University in Bulgaria, the World Affairs Council of Palm Beach, and the Advisory Committee of the Free Speech Union.
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