Evgeny Bushkov was born in Moscow into a family of violinists. It seems quite natural that at the age of five he began studying his family instrument. Soon he entered the famous Central Music School by the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire where his teachers were Zinaida Guilels, Leonid Kogan and later Viktor Tretiakov. Also he was privileged to study chamber music under the guidance of renowned musician Sergey Dizhur (former student of Heinrich Neuhaus). Having graduated the school in 1986 he continued studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in the class of his mother Prof. Zoria Shikhmurzajeva and Prof. Alexander Vinnitsky. During these years he became a laureate of four major international violin competitions: Wieniawsky in Poznan (1986, 1st prize), The Queen Elisabeth in Brussels (1989, 3d prize), Tchaikovsky in Moscow (1990, 2d prize) and the First Henryk Szeryng Foundation Award in Monte-Carlo (1992). Bushkov led an extensive solo career throughout following decade performing in most prestigious European concert venues including Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Philharmonic hall and Schauspielhaus Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Auditorio National in Madrid and many others. He took part in many well-known Festivals around the globe as both soloist and chamber musician where his partners were Alexey Lubimov, Natalia Gutman, Boris Pergamentschikov, Boris Bloch, Leonid Gorokhov, Benedetto Lupo, Stephen Prutsman, Boris Garlitsky to mention just a few. He appeared with orchestras conducted by Wladimir Fedossejew, Dmitry Kitajenko, Pavel Kogan, Erich Gerbel, Sir Charles Macckeras, Martin Turnovsky, Jakov Kreizberg, Armin Jordan, Arnold Katz, Pinchas Steinberg and many others.

Since 1999 Evgeny Bushkov has dedicated himself to conducting and violin teaching. He joined the faculty of string department as well as department of Historic and Contemporary music performance at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire where he teaches until now.

In 2019 he also became a chair of the string instruments department at the Moscow Central Music school.

Many of Bushkov’s students won international competitions awards, became members of leading Russian orchestras.

He gave Masterclasses in France, South Africa, Poland, USA, Austria and Belarus.


Evgeny Bushkov



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Schloss Hohenpriessnitz
Eilenburger Landstraße 8, 04838 Hohenpriessnitz, Germany

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