With his virtuosity and mellow sound, the Macedonian clarinetist Vasko Dukovski has mesmerized
audiences throughout The United States, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Dukovski is a winner of numerous competition prizes and awards including: First Prize
at the International Woodwind Competition in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; Special Prize at
the Jeunnese Musicales Clarinet Competition in Bucharest, Romania; 2nd Prize at the National
Clarinet Competition and 3rd Prize at the National Chamber Music Competition in Macedonia
and at the first Andreas Makris Clarinet Competition in Fort Collins, Colorado; Fine Arts
Award from the Interlochen Arts Academy, and Honors Award from the Eubie Blake Foundation
in New York.
Dukovski is a great admirer, advocate and performer of contemporary music. He has collaborated
with many young upcoming and established composers and has premiered several newly composed
chamber works as well as a great deal of ensemble pieces. In addition, Mr. Dukovski is
a member of the Grneta Ensemble, Future In REverse F .I. RE Ensemble, Argento New Music
Project, Mimesis Ensemble and Ensemble 212.
As an orchestral player, Mr. Dukovski has played under the batons of many important
conductors of our time such as Maestro James Conlon, Michael Tillson Thomas, Yves Abel,
David Atherton, Otto-Werner Mueller, Diego Mason, Anne Manson and Thomas Wilkins amongst
others. Furthermore, Mr. Dukovski is the principal clarinetist of the Manhattan
Symphonie Orchestra, The Garden State Philharmonic and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.
Mr. Dukovski was born in Ohrid, the Republic of Macedonia and began his clarinet studies
at the age of nine. He made his first solo appearance at the age of ten, and in January
of 2006 he made his New York debut with the New Juilliard Ensemble performing the world
premiere of the Triple Clarinet Concerto by Guus Jansen.
Mr. Dukovski holds a Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Juilliard School as
a student of Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima. Mr. Dukovski has been a core member of Ensemble 212 since 2006.
current as of February 2011