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Violinist Julia Bushkova
Acclaimed by Joseph Gingold as a "virtuoso of the highest 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 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 101.1 (Dallas), CBS Public Radio (Canada) as well as nationwide on NPR's Performance Today.
Her most recent solo and concerti performances took her to Moscow, Saint-Petersburg (Russia), Minsk (Belarus) New York, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Michigan, Canada, South Africa, Italy, and Venezuela.
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 with highest honors (summa cum laude) from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied with Professors: Igor Bezrodny, Zoria Shikhmurzaeva, 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.
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