Assisting aspiring young artists


borokEMANUEL BOROK (Master Class)

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster
Grammy Award nominated violinist Emanuel Borok, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1985, has had a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader. Before coming to Dallas, Mr. Borok served for 11 seasons as associate concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Born and trained in the Soviet Union, Mr. Borok has made many solo appearances in Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Venezuela, Mexico, Switzerland, Holland and throughout the United States.  Mr. Borok also teaches Master violin at Southern Methodist University and University of North Texas in Denton.


bushkovaJULIA BUSHKOVA (Master Class)

Professor of Violin at the University of North Texas

Acclaimed by Joseph Gingold as a “virtuoso of highest rank,” Julia Bushkova has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras and in recital throughout the United States as well as Europe and South America.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 New York, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Michigan, Canada, Italy, Venezuela, South Africa, and Belarus. . 


motoyMOTOI TAKEDA (Master Class)

Associate Concert Master of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Motoi Takeda began his violin studies at the age of three with Mr. Yamaguchi in his native Japan. Under the tutelage of world-renowned Saburo Sumi, the thirteen-year-old won first place in a national high school competition. That same year Leonid Kogan heard his playing in a master class and invited young Takeda to become his student at the Moscow Conservatory. At age seventeen he was awarded a music degree. After graduation he was granted a four-year full scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Oscar Shumsky and Nathan Milstein.


xiangXIANG WANG (Private Instruction)

Born in Shenyang, China, Mr. Wang began his violin studies with his father, a violin maker, at age 4. He holds a bachelor of music degree from the Shenyang Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Prof. Tong Mu, and a Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University, where he studied with Dr. Curt Thompson. He was the concertmaster of Shenyang Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra and he is the recipient of the 2006&2007 SCOM “The Most Excellent Scholarship” award.




leahviolinLEAH GREENFIELD (Private Instruction)

Leah received a Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory in 2008, having studied with Herbert Greenberg, former concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduation at Peabody, Leah was offered a full scholarship to study at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, and received a Graduate Diploma there under the tutelage of Qian Zhou, head of the strings department.  Leah began to pursue her DMA with Professor Bushkova in the fall of 2012, with the generous help of the Brock Endowment for Strings. Leah enjoys playing all types of music, and has participated in groups ranging from the UNT Baroque Orchestra to the Dallas Festival of Modern Music. Leah is currently the concertmaster of the UNT Symphony orchestra and is available for private lessons at IMC.

Lucia Neaga picture for bioLUCIA NEAGA (Private Instruction)

Violinist Lucia Neaga was born in Kishinev, Moldova to a family with a strong musical tradition. Her parental grandfather, Stefan Neaga, was a prominent Romanian composer, pianist and conductor; while her father, Gheorghe Neaga, was a concert violinist and famous Moldavian composer. The government of the Republic of Moldova honored Stefan Neaga by naming a music college and a street after him. In the year 2000, the government of Republic of Moldova issued a commemorative silver coin recognizing 100 years from the day of his birth