Mikhail Bugaev

Mikhail B.

Lansing, MI

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Mikhail delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+

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Dr. B received his Doctorate at Michigan State University where he studied with Yuri Gandelsman. Prior to his study in the United States, Mikhail was a member of Novosibirsk State Academic Orchestra and Novosibirsk Kamerata. Mikhail performed as a soloist with Novosibirsk Academic Orchestra, Novosibirsk Kamerata, Livingston Symphony, MSU Symphony, and MSU philharmonic orchestras. As a chamber musician, Mikhail participated at Music Mountain Festival in Connecticut with St. Petersburg Quartet, at Cello Plus Festival at MSU, performed at the Lansing Symphony Chamber Series Concerts as a member of Armonia String Quartet and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp faculty concerts. Mikhail teaches privately, as well as at Okemos Music Academy and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

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Viola Instructor
Jun 2012 - Present
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Every summer I teach all 4 sessions at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Section Viola
Sep 2009 - Present
Lansing Symphony

Other orchestras I perform with:
West Michigan Symphony (Assistant principal, since 2009)
Traverse Symphony (Assistant principal, since 2010)
Flint Symphony (Section Viola, since 2011)
Kalamazoo Symphony (Section Viola, since 2013)
I am also on the sublist (called when they need a viola player for a concert) with Minnesota Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Arkansas Symphony.

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Doctorate in Viola Performance
Sep 2009 - Dec 2013
Michigan State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Viola Society
Mar 2017

The American Viola Society is a nonprofit organization of viola enthusiasts, including students, performers, teachers, scholars, composers, makers, and friends, who seek to encourage excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie. United in our commitment to promote the viola and its related activities, the AVS fosters communication and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.

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American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2010

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Novosibirsk Kamerata,
Mikhail Bugaev, Viola
Valentina Shmyreva, Viola

Piazzolla - Oblivion
Benjamin Godard - Sonata for violin solo no.1
Transcription for viola solo
Live at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Photo by Mikhail B.
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Lainy Feb 16, 2018
Viola · In home

I have really learned a lot from him and really enjoy taking lessons from him.

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