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This profile was last updated on 11/17/08  and contains information from public web pages.

Johanna Bourkova

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  • Northwestern University School of Music
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Welcome to the Honolulu Symphony Musicians Web Site, 17 Nov 2008 [cached]
Johanna Bourkova
Johanna "Yana" Bourkova is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia. She began her violin studies at the age of six in the studio of Savely Shalman and traveled extensively throughout Russia, Europe and the US to perform and to assist in Mr. Shalman's master classes. Ms. Bourkova is a laureate of the St. Petersburg Open Competition of Young Violinists and the International Violin Competition in Murcia, Spain, as well as the Society of American Musicians Competition. She studied at the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory Junior College with Elena Zaytseva for two years until her family moved to the US, where she began studying with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago. Still as a student of Almita Vamos, Ms. Bourkova attended Oberlin Conservatory and later Northwestern University School of Music, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2004. She received her Master of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the studio of Vartan Manoogian as a recipient of the Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship. Ms. Bourkova performed with the Northshore Chamber Orchestra and was a recipient of the Winnetka Music Club scholarship. She is an active chamber musician, has participated in benefit concerts and aired on classical radio stations in Chicago and Seattle.
Ms. Bourkova has served as Concertmaster of the American Chamber Strings at the Music Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Sewanee Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Mannes College for Music Orchestra and Aspen Music Festival Sinfonia. She has been a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Festival Symphony and Aspen Chamber Orchestras. At the Aspen Music Festival she studied for two summers with David Halen, the Concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. She pursued Professional Studies Diploma at the Mannes College for Music as a student of Michelle Kim, the Assistant Concertmaster of The New York Philharmonic. Ms. Bourkova was a member of the Brooklyn Philharmonic until she wa appointed to the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in 2007. She is married to HSO Oboist and English Hornist Pavel Morunov.
Michael Christie, Music Director | The Brooklyn Philharmonic, 18 Sept 2009 [cached]
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Welcome to the Honolulu Symphony Musicians Web Site, 21 Mar 2006 [cached]
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