Michele Zukovsky has appeared many times as soloist with the Philharmonic, both at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Music Center. She has been a guest soloist with many orchestras around the world, including the world premiere performance of John Williams’ Clarinet Concerto with the Boston Pops, and performs regularly at the Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Society concerts. She has also participated in several premieres as a soloist with the orchestra’s New Music Group. Ms. Zukovsky has collaborated with a number of chamber ensembles, most notably the Angeles and the St. Petersburg String Quartets, and has appeared frequently in 92nd Street Y’s “Concerts at the Y” and at the Ravinia, Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart, Lochinhaus, Schlesswig-Holstein, and Marlboro festivals. She was solo clarinetist at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and played the Mozart Quintet at the memorial for Pablo Casals.
Currently on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Zukovsky teaches master classes throughout the world. She studied clarinet with her father, Kalman Bloch, who was also a principal with the LA Phil.
Photo by Craig Mathew, courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic