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In Mulieribus & Portland Youth Philharmonic; Michelle Bushkova, violin

May 11, 2023: Guest host Warren Black welcomes In Mulieribus and Portland Youth Philharmonic‘s chamber orchestra and violinist Michelle Bushkova to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.

In Mulieribus and PYP will preview their upcoming chamber series BECAUSE I WILL NOT DESPAIR, featuring the World Premiere of a brand new composition by Jessica Meyer, set to poems by acclaimed Portland poet Alicia Jo Rabins. All Classical Portland is proud to be the Official Media Sponsor.


In Mulieribus (een-moo-lee-EH-ree-boos) — the Latin phrase meaning “among women” — is a women’s vocal ensemble dedicated to strengthening community through the art of music. The ensemble specializes in works written before 1750 and champions new repertoire by women composers and for women’s voices.

Founded in 2004 and formally incorporated into a non-profit corporation in 2007, In Mulieribus has presented a highly acclaimed annual concert series in Portland since 2007 and appears frequently as guest artist throughout the region. Their performances have been broadcast on nationally syndicated radio shows such as Performance Today and Millennium of Music. Learn more at

The Portland Youth Philharmonic is the oldest youth orchestra in the United States, established in 1924 as the Portland Junior Symphony. Now based in Portland, Oregon, the orchestra’s origin dates back to 1910, when music teacher Mary V. Dodge began playing music for local children in Burns, Oregon. Learn more at

Michelle Bushkova, born in Moscow on May 25, 2004, continues the third generation of her family’s music traditions. At the age of four she started violin lessons with Prof. Galina Turchaninova, and in the following year, she enrolled in the piano studio of Prof. Tatiana Zelikman. From 2011 to 2021 Michelle continued studying with both of her teachers at the two most famous Moscow music schools: the Gnessin State Musical College – piano, and the Central Music School by the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Michelle has performed with orchestras in Moscow, Minsk, Saratov, Yaroslavl, Istanbul, and Ankara (Turkey); has appeared in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Pushkin Museum’s Museyon Hall in Moscow, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Svetlanov’s Hall of the Moscow International House of Music, NCPA (Mumbai, India), Wiener Konzerthaus, Severance Hall (Cleveland, USA); and many others.

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