Author of the monograph "Representation of National Issues in the European Musical Discourse" (St. Petersburg, 2014), as well as over 20 scientific papers, articles and reports at international congresses on musical performance, cultural and educational issues.
Born in Leningrad in a family of scientists. In 2000, she entered the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (under the supervision of Merited Artist of the Russian Federation professor Oleg Malov and Merited Artist of the Russian Federation Stanislav Igolinsky). In 2008 she graduated from the graduate school of the Department of Piano of N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory under the guidance of assistant professor Andrei Ivanovich. PhD in Philosophy (Faculty of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University, 2011).
Winner of the Artist Diploma cum laude (2014, Coimbra, Portugal) of the international program of the International Music Academy A2DV under the direction of maestro Aquiles Delle Vigne (Argentina/Belgium), a trainee of Claudio Arrau and Georges Cziffra. Galina Zhukova's concert engagements in Europe includes venues such as the Steinway Series (Belgium), the PianoMayenne Festival (France), Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon, Portugal), the Palace of Europe (Strasbourg, France), Val Tidone Festival (Italy), Auditorio Victor Villegas (Spain), Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria).
For more than 10 years she has been conducting a piano class at the Faculty of Arts of the St. Petersburg State University and an authorial lecture course on management in culture and art; she also supervises the research and pedagogical practice of undergraduates. Since 2014, she has been an assistant professor and the Academic Secretary of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Arts. She holds master-classes and participates in the jury of international piano competitions in the EU and China.
Holder of the honorary title Woman of the Year — Soroptimist International — Russia (2014). Winner of the VI International Competition Premio di Interpretazione Pianistica "Francesco Moscato" (Italy, 2014, 1st prize) and the II International Primavera Pianistica Competition (Belgium, 2015, 1st prize), 8th International Mayenne Piano Competition (France, 2015, 2nd prize), ClamoMusic International Piano Competition (Spain, 2015, 2nd Prize), Silvio Bengalli Piano Prize (Val Tidone, Italy, 2016, 2nd Prize), Paola Baschetti International Piano Prize (Sansepolcro. Italy, 2018, 1st Prize).