His performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto at the L.A. Music Center's Chandler Pavilion, brought this high praise from the Daily News critic; "The real treat, however, proved to be the artistry of Bruce Dukov...every hurdle came across with an elegant ease, aided by a rich and distinguished sound, consistently even in all registers."

Living in Los Angeles offers Mr. Dukov the perfect opportunity to participate in the studio recording industry, where he is a highly sought-after concertmaster. To date, he has performed in over 1,500 soundtracks. Motion picture credits include a feature of his solo playing to Leslie Nielsen's hijinks in the film "Wrongfully Accused" and "Analyze This", where Dukov played sections of Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto. He was also the concertmaster of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra from it's inception in 1991 until 2008.

Mr. Dukov was the featured soloist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in a live telecast by KCOP-TV in the "Carmen Fantasy" by Franz Waxman. The L.A. Times observed him as "the virtuostic, resplendent-toned soloist...unraveling convoluted passage work with an effortless musicality. In the summer of 1997 he was also presented in Saint-Saens' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso". In 1999 he also performed solo arrangements from film scores such as "Cinema Paradiso" (Ennio Morricone) and "Schindler's List" (John Williams). His command of a wide range of styles also enabled him to perform the blue grass standard "Orange Blossom Special" as well as the jazz solos on Duke Eliingtonšs "Night Creatures" (also on recording with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra). Additionally, he was the country violin soloist in the John Williams score for the motion picture "Rosewood".

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