Si l'on en croit l'article ci dessous, elle s'est établie à New York en 1990, après avoir passé toute sa jeunesse, et avoir été éduquée en URSS. Curieusement, c'est quand le communisme est tombé qu'elle est partie aux USA. Bizarre, habituellement les russes qui ont émigré ne supportaient pas le régime d'URSS, ici c'est le contraire, elle s'en va quand l'URSS disparaît...va comprendre.
Il est vrai que pour une contemporaine, sa musique est agréable à écouter.
Alla Pavlova was born on July 13, 1952, in Ukraine. As a girl she lived in Vinnitsa city, then moved with her Russian-born parents to Moscow in 1961. In 1975 she received her Bachelor’s Degree at the Ippolitov–Ivanov Music Institute. In 1983 she received her Master’s Degree at the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow. From 1983 to 1986 she lived in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, where she worked for the Union of Bulgarian composers and the Bulgarian National Opera. From 1986 to 1989 she was in Moscow, working for the Russian Musical Society Board. During that period her articles, now numbering over a hundred, appeared in Russian and Bulgarian publications. Since 1990 Alla has lived in New York and is a member of New York Women Composers, Inc.
Alla Pavlova has written a number of compositions for orchestra, including six symphonies and the ballet SULAMITH (2003–2005), based on the 1908 story by the famous Russian writer Alexandre Kuprin about the love of King Solomon for Sulamith, a servant from his vineyard. She is also the composer of numerous instrumental and vocal works that have been performed in the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan.
Her works combine classical, romantic and contemporary styles, and sometimes include elements from gospel and popular genres.