Julia Bushkova’s teaching style is a rare combination of the famous Russian and Franco-Belgian violin schools in the context of the modern American pedagogy. Her 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, and Moscow Conservatory. Julia Bushkova's former students are found in major orchestras and premiere ensembles: Cavani String Quartet, the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.
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."
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 Moscow, Saint-Petersburg (Russia), Minsk (Belarus) New York, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Michigan, Canada, South Africa, Italy, and Venezuela.
Ms. Bushkova has presented numerous master classes in the US 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 (Vermont), 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 (New York).
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, North Carolina.
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.
Julia Bushkova is a Professor of Violin at the University of North Texas.