(ext. 232), Violin, Hentgen String Quartet Coach. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Awarded 3 prizes in the International Violin Competition in 1993 (Almaty, Kazakhstan). Soloist with Uzbekistan National Symphony, Tashkent Chamber Orchestra, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, and other ensembles. Graduated from Michigan State University with a D.M.A. (2010), Tashkent State Conservatoire with a Golden Diploma B.M. and M.M. (1998), D.M.A. (2002). Master classes with E. Drucker, I. Kavafian , and P. Zukerman. Won Pittsburgh Symphony Concerto Competition in 2001. Degrees from Duquesne University: Artist Diploma (2001), M.M. (2003). Full scholarship for doctoral studies at MSU to study with Dmitri Berlinsky. In 2004, won 2nd prize at the 33rd William C. Byrd International Young Artists Competition (Flint, U.S.A.). Performed professionally with Pittsburgh Opera Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Lansing Symphony Orchestra and others.