Bridget Dolkas is the Principal Second Violin of the Pacific Symphony, and also loves to rock out in the jazz-classical fusion band, the Peter Sprague Consort, an intriguing ensemble combining string quartet and jazz trio. She has performed as soloist with the Pacific Symphony and the Poway Symphony and has been a featured performer at the International Villa-Lobos Festival since 2015. Just before the 2016 Olympics, she performed at the Rio International Chamber Music Week festival. As a chamber musician, she performs regularly on Pacific Symphony’s chamber music series, Café Ludwig. For the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”, she co-wrote and directed the “frighteningly funny” mash-up music video, “Frite of Spring” (check it out!). As first violinist and founding member of the California Quartet, she co-founded the critically acclaimed Connections Chamber Music Series. Since the year 2000, Ms. Dolkas has performed with the California Quartet in Europe and the United States. Ms. Dolkas performed for eight years in the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera Orchestra. As a student of Alice Schoenfeld, she earned her BM degree at the University of Southern California, where she was awarded Chamber Musician of the Year. Continuing her studies with Isaac Malkin, she completed an MM degree from the Manhattan School of Music and continued on in the DMA program at UCLA, where she studied with Mark Kaplan.
Bridget Ann Dolkas last performed for La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest 2016.
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