Sinyavina [Sianovine, Sinavina, Sinavin], Yekaterina Alexeyevna
- Nigel Yandell
(d St Petersburg, 1784). Russian composer and keyboard player . The daughter of Admiral Alexey Naumovich Sinyavin, she was the dedicatee of a keyboard concerto by Giovanni Paisiello , probably first performed at the court of Catherine II in 1781 with Sinyavina as soloist. She was active at the court as a composer of instrumental music from the late 1770s. According to the concerto’s title-page she was a maid of honour to the Empress (...