Evgeny Bushkov was born in Moscow into a violin family. Graduated from the Central School of Music and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Among his teachers are Z. Gilels, L. Kogan, A. Vinnytsky, S. Dizhur and D. Shebalin. While studying at the Moscow Conservatory, E. Bushkov became a laureate of the largest international competitions - G. Veniavsky in Poznan (1986, 1st prize), named after Queen Elizabeth in Brussels (1989, 3rd prize), P.I. Tchaikovsky in Moscow (1990, II prize) and the Herring Schering World Competition in Monte Carlo (1992, I prize).

In 1990, he conducted intensive concert activities as a soloist, repeatedly took part in festivals in Monte Carlo, Colmar, Madrid and in the best concert halls in Russia, Europe, USA, South America and other countries of the world.

Since 1999, Evgeny Bushkov has devoted himself entirely to conducting. D. Kitaenko and V. Yampolsky became his mentors. From 2002 to 2009, at the invitation of Yuri Bashmet, he became the conductor of the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra. During his work with the collective, he became the inspiration for such creative projects as concerts "The soloists of the orchestra are our pride", a cycle of concerts for children "Classics is cool" (after 2009 they were held in Minsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Belgorod, Saratov) and 25 author's programs in within the framework of the subscriptions of the Moscow Philharmonic, in which the premieres of many works for children by E. Podgaits, M. Bronner, Y. Falik, A. Semenov and P. Patterson were presented. For the first time on the Russian stage, the operas "The Boy Who Grew Too Fast" by G.C. Menotti, "The Town of Zhur-Zhur" by D. Krivitsky, "The Last Musician" by E. Podgaits were performed.

In parallel with his intensive activity as a guest conductor, Yevgeny Bushkov pays great attention to his team - the State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus headed by him since 2009 has traveled to Italy, Norway, Russia, Lithuania, Slovenia and Azerbaijan with concerts. In 2015, the orchestra's debut tours to Austria, Turkey and the USA were a great success (2016). Many programs of the chamber orchestra are decorated with world premieres of works by such contemporary Belarusian composers as G. Gorelova, S. Kortes, V. Kurian, L. Simakovich, K. Yaskov. At the gala concert dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the orchestra in 2013, the world premiere of Mikhail Bronner's “Belarusian Concert”, commissioned by the orchestra and its chief conductor, was performed. In February 2016, in Minsk, in the presence of the author, the Belarusian premiere of P. Vasks' Violin Concerto (soloist - Mark Bushkov) took place.

In 2012–2014, Evgeny Bushkov was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the A. Schnittke Saratov Regional Philharmonic. From 2017 to 2019 - Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) in Mumbai, since 2018 - Principal Guest Conductor of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra (OSS) in Palermo, in 2019 debuted with the Orchestra Régionale di Toscana in Florence


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