Doniyor Zuparov started playing cello at the age of seven. He studied at the National Musical Lyceum, named after R.M. Glier, from 1995 to 2006 with Professor Jahongir Ibragimov. During his studies, Zuparov participated in various performances, competitions and musical festivals including: the National Cello Competition in Tashkent (first prize 2005); National Chamber Music Competition (second prize 2002); First International Competition named after A. Jubanov in Almaty, Kazakhstan (second prize 2006); and the “New Names” International Festival in Moscow and “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 third prize in the ninth International Cello Competition “Shabyt” (Astana, Kazakhstan) the same year. In 2007 and 2008, he also participated in concerts in the International Festival “Moscow Meets Friends” (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’s Students Symphonic Orchestra and the Conservatory’s Students Chamber Orchestra. He was the principal cellist of the symphonic and the chamber orchestra of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. In 2009, he received the position of principal cellist of the CIS Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Gorenstein.
Zuparov has had the privilege to work with such conductors as G. Figueroa, J. Robertson, B. Polay, V. Spivakov, M. Gorenstein, A. Slutskiy, Z. Haknazarov, V. Neimer, E. Azimov, F. Abdurahimova, A. Sapaev, A. Raimdjanov, A. Sultanov, and U. Imamov. He has participated in master classes with renowned cellists A. Seleznev, I. Gavrysh, V. Birina, D. Miller, B. Andrianov (Russia), M. Barley (Great Britain), M. Istomin (United States) and A. Nikulesku (Romania).
Zuparov obtained his professional performance certificate and master’s of music degree at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music as a student of David Cole. He also won the Lynn Concerto Competition in 2011 and 2013, and he has performed with the Lynn Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013, 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 he was chosen to perform with world-renowned musicians Daniel Heifetz, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Nabuko Imai, and Amit Peled at the Celebrity Concert Series.