Nazar Dzhuryn is a native of Lviv, Ukraine. He began his cello studies at the age of six and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lviv Music School under Mr. Evgeny Shpitzer. His Master of Music degree under Professor Igor Gavrysh is from the Moscow State Conservatory. Upon graduation, he spent 2 years at the Moscow State Conservatory as an Assistant Professor of Cello.
Nazar Dzhuryn was the principal cellist of the Moscow Conservatory Symphony and the Moscow State Symphony “Young Russia”. He performed in numerous solo recitals throughout Russia, Ukraine, South America, Africa and the United States and was a soloist with the Moscow Conservatory Symphony, the Moscow State Symphony, and the Lviv Philharmonia Symphony. His Festival participation has been with the Rostropovich Festival in Evian, France, the Boulder Festival, Colorado and the Woodstock Mozart Festival, Illinois. An active chamber musician and orchestral player, Mr. Dzhuryn has appeared in concert with many classical music legends: Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman, Daniel Barenboim, Mstislav Rostropovich, Georg Solti, Boris Pergamenchikov, Hellmunt Rilling, Mark Peskanov, Rachel Barton Pine, Cyrus Forough and James Galway.
When he arrived in the United States, Mr. Dzhuryn concluded his studies at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University under full scholarship. He has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Chicago Chamber Musicians, and the Chicago Cello Society. Currently he is a member of the music faculty at Elgin Community College and the Naperville School for the Performing Arts. He also serves as principal cellist of the Woodstock Mozart Festival and as assistant principal cellist of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.