Violinist Sardor Djumaev successfully combines performance opportunities as a soloist, chamber performer and orchestra musician with teaching in the DFW area.  In 2010 Sardor was selected as a member of the prestigious CIS Youth Symphony Orchestra in Uzbekistan. Under the direction of Vladimir Spivakov, the orchestra gave concerts in twelve countries around the world. Since then, he has had many years of professional experience in various orchestras at home and abroad.

 

Sardor has performed numerous solo recitals with various symphony and chamber orchestras in Uzbekistan and has participated in many competitions. His repertoire list consists of more than 100 works, including orchestral performances of violin concertos by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Paganini, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. His most significant performance achievement is the performance of J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006.

 

Since 2014 Sardor has worked as a high school violin teacher, coaching winners of various national and international competitions. Many of his students have been awarded full academic scholarships at universities in the United States, Germany and Singapore. 

 

Djumaev earned his master’s degree from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in 2019. Since August 2021 he has been studying toward his doctoral degree at the University of North Texas in the studio of professor Julia Bushkova. In 2022, as first violinist in the Bancroft Quartet, he won honor prizes in the France Music Competition, King's Peak International Music Competition, Charleston International Music Competition and London Music Competition. Currently he plays in several orchestras in the DFW area and enjoys sharing his knowledge with students in his private studio.

October 7, 2022, 7:30 pm

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Bancroft String Quartet

Violinist Diana Galimova was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. During her years of study, she took an active part in charity concerts and government events and won prizes in several international competitions. From 2016 to present she has given numerous solo recitals with various orchestras in her home country.

 

As a chamber musician Diana won first prizes in the competition of chamber ensembles in Uzbekistan and the Shabyt International Festival of Creative Youth in Astana, Kazakhstan. In 2019 she was awarded an honorary diploma for excellent academic achievements from the Ministry of Uzbekistan.

 

In August 2021 Galimova started her master's degree at the University of North Texas in the studio of professor Julia Bushkova. As second violinist in the Bancroft Quartet she won honor prizes in the France Music Competition, King's Peak International Music Competition, Charleston International Music Competition and London Music Competition in 2022. She currently performs in several orchestras in the DFW area.

Violist Fang Chen is a teacher and the commissioner of the Zhengzhou String Music Association. He began studying violin at the age of five and was admitted to the China Conservatory of Music in 2012 where he studied with Cao Hai, a professor in the orchestra department of the China Conservatory. In the same year he joined the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of the China Conservatory of Music and subsequently became the principal of the viola section.

 

In 2014 he was selected from many competitors to join the Asian Youth Orchestra and toured with the orchestra in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo and Osaka, receiving high praise from orchestra conductor Richard Pontzious and viola tutor. In 2017 he entered the National Academy of Music and Theater in Hannover, Germany, to pursue his master's degree under the tutelage of renowned performer and principal of the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, professor Christian Poel.

In 2020 Chen received full scholarship offers from several prestigious American music schools. He is now pursing his doctoral studies on full scholarship under acclaimed viola educator Susan Dubois at the University of North Texas.

Cellist Mengmeng Huang began studying violin when she was four years old and cello at the age of thirteen. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. In 2011 she was admitted on full scholarship to Boston Conservatory where she earned her master of music degree. After graduation she focused on her teaching and performing career. She is now pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of North Texas on full scholarship.

 

At the age of seventeen, Huang won third prize in the cello and viola group at the Vladivostok International Music Competition in Russia. In 2010, as part of the collaboration between Essen Folkwang Hochschule of Essen, Germany, and Shanghai Conservatory of Music, she was the only cello student from Central Conservatory of Music who was invited to play at the Shanghai Concert Hall for the 2010 Shanghai Expo. In 2013 and 2014 she won scholarships for the Foulger International Musical Festival in Brookline, MA, and the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Musical Festival in Houston, TX, where her performances received rave reviews.