Doniyor Zuparov started playing cello at the age of seven. He studied at the R.M. Glier National Musical Lyceum from 1995-2006 with Professor Jahongir Ibragimov. During his studies, Zuparov participated in various performances, competitions, and musical festivals, including: The National Cello Competition in Tashkent – 1st prize (2005); National Chamber Music Competition– 2nd prize (2002); The First International A. Jubanov Competition in Almaty, Kazakhstan – 2nd prize (2006); the New Names International Festival in Moscow; and the Young Talents International Festival in Bishkek. He was awarded the V. Spivakov Scholarship Fund and the New Names and Ulugbeck national scholarships. In 2006, Zuparov entered the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in the class of Professor Ulugbeck Imamov on a full government scholarship, winning 3rd prize in the Ninth International Shabyt Cello Competition (Astana, Kazakhstan) the same year. In 2007 and 2008, he participated in concerts in the International Moscow Meets Friends Festival (Russia). As a soloist, Zuparov has performed with the leading orchestras in Uzbekistan: Sogdiana National Folk Orchestra, Soloists of Uzbekistan Chamber Orchestra, Turkistan Chamber Orchestra, National Symphonic Orchestra, MTC Orchestra, Conservatory Students Symphonic Orchestra, and the Conservatory Students Chamber Orchestra. He was principal cellist of the symphonic and chamber orchestras of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. In 2009, he was made principal cellist of the CIS Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Gorenstein. Zuparov has had the privilege to work with such conductors as V. Spivakov, M.Gorenstein, A. Slutskiy, Z. Haknazarov, V. Neimer, E. Azimov, F. Abdurahimova, A. Sapaev, A. Raimdjanov, A. Sultanov, U. Imamov, and participated in master classes with renowned cellists A. Seleznev, I. Gavrysh, V. Birina, D. Miller, B. Andrianov (Russia), M. Barley (Great Britain), M. Istomin (USA) and A. Nikulesku (Romania). In 2011 Mr. Zuparov obtained his Professional Performance Certificate at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music. He also won the Lynn Concerto Competition in 2011 and performed Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 with the Lynn Philharmonic Orchestra under guest conductor Bruce Polay. From June 25th to August 10th, Mr. Zuparov was invited to attend the Heifetz International Music Institute and was awarded a full scholarship . During this period, he worked with Ralph Kirshbaum , Timothy Eddy , Frans Helmerson , and Christoph Henkel, and was chosen to perform with world-renowned musicians like Daniel Heifetz , Shmuel Ashkenazi , Nabuko Imai, and Amit Peled at the Celebrity Concert Series. Currently, Mr.Zuparov is pursuing his Masters of Music as a student of David Cole at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music.