Professor Julia Bushkova

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"virtuoso of the highest rank"

Joseph Gingold

"a Russian violin tradition of highest elegance."

- Schwarzwälder Bote

"her remarkable expressiveness and an unusually large and beautiful tone... her dazzling cadenzas and extraordinary technical execution."

- Grand Rapids Press

- Ann Arbor News

Teaching Languages

_ English, Russian


University of North Texas

College of Music

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. She has been a featured performer on numerous public and commercial radio and TV stations as well as nationwide on NPR's "Performance Today." 


Professor Bushkova has presented numerous master classes in the United States and abroad. She has served as a judge at the Luis Sigall International Violin Competition (Chile), taught at Brzewski International Master Classes (Poland), Yellow Barn Music School, Weathersfield Music Festival (Vermont), Niagara International School for Musical Arts (Canada), International Academy of Music (Italy), Stellenbosch International Festival (South Africa), and most recently in Buenos Aires, (Argentina), Caracas (Venezuela), Minsk (Republic of Belarus), Summit Music Festival (New York), and Killington Music Festival (Vermont).

Ms. Bushkova's students have gone on to attend the finest conservatories, including the Curtis Institute of Music, The 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, LA Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and New York Philharmonic, among many others.

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.