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Acclaimed by Joseph Gingold as a "virtuoso of high rank," Julia Bushkova has appeared
as a soloist with numerous orchestras and in recital throughout the United States, in her
native Russia, as well as Germany, Italy, Canada, United Kingdom, Poland, South Africa,
Mexico, Chile, and Venezuela. Schwarzwalder Bote (Germany) described her playing as "a
Russian violin tradition of highest elegance." The Grand Rapids Press and the Ann Arbor
News emphasized "her remarkable expressiveness and an unusually large and beautiful
tone... her dazzling cadenzas and extraordinary technical execution." Julia Bushkova is
currently an associate professor of violin at the University of North Texas.
She has been a featured performer on WBLV and WIAA Public Radio, WGVU-TV
(Michigan), WFMT (Chicago), KOTM-FM and KGRS-FM (Iowa), WRUV-FM (Vermont),
WRR Classical 100.1 (Dallas), CBS Public Radio (Canada) as well as nationwide on NPR's
"Performance Today." Her most recent solo and concerti performances took her to New
York, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Michigan, Canada, Italy, Venezuela, South
Africa, and Belarus.
A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Bushkova has participated in the Columbia River
Festival (WA), Fontana International Chamber Music Festival (MI), Yellow Barn
Music Festival (VT), Interlochen Chamber Players (MI), Green Lake Festival (WI),
Fontana Chamber Music Series (MI), Castelfranco International Festival, International
Music Academy and Festival (Italy), The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth (TX),
Niagara International Chamber Music Festival (Canada), Barge Music (New York City),
Stellenbosch International Festival (South Africa), and Port City Chamber Music Festival
Born into a family of renowned violinists in Moscow, Russia, Julia Bushkova began study
of the violin at the age of five and made her concerto debut at the age of fifteen in Poland.
She graduated summa cum laude from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she
studied with Professors Zoria Shikhmurzaeva, Igor Bezrodny, Konstantin Adjemov, and
Dmitri Shebalin of the Borodin String Quartet. During this time, she performed in Hungary,
Poland, Bulgaria, and the former USSR, including concerts in Moscow's Great Hall and
the Palace of Congress. Ms. Bushkova has presented numerous masterclasses in the United
States and abroad. She has served as a judge at Luis Sigall International Violin Competition
(Chile), taught at Brzewski International Master Classes (Poland), Yellow Barn Music
School, Weathersfield Music Festival (VT), Niagara International School for Musical Arts
(Canada), the International Academy of Music (Italy), Stellenbosch International Festival
(South Africa), and most recently in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Caracas (Venezuela), Minsk
(Republic of Belarus), and Summit Music Festival (NY).
Ms. Bushkova's students have gone on to attend the finest conservatories, including the Curtis
Institute of Music, Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory,
Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Moscow Conservatory, and
perform with well known ensembles and orchestras, such as the Cavani String Quartet,
Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and New York Philharmonic.
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