Trendsetter to Know: Electric Violinist Bruce Kirkwood

Name: Bruce Kirkwood 




Age: 26

Title: Electric Violinist 

Married/Single: Single

Kids: None

City you live in: Phoenix 

A typical day in my life includes… Hitting the gym after whipping up a healthy breakfast, working on new music, and spending time with friends and family. 

I was born… in Chicago, IL.

My favorite thing about Arizona… is that I can typically bank on it being a sunny day! Coming from Biloxi, MississippiS, I really appreciate having a break from so much rain (and humidity). 

I’m listening to… “Never Felt This Way” by Brian McKnight. Nothing like old-school R&B! 

My family… consists of 5 siblings, of which my amazing twin sister (Bridget) and I are the youngest. We are all musically inclined but were far too dysfunctional as kids to create a band lol. 

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Iyanla Vanzant. To have a conversation with her would be a dream come true.

One thing I cannot live without… is GPS! 

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a police officer. 

I’m inspired by… the sacrifices and support I’ve received along my journey from those who’ve believed in me. 

The one person who motivates me is… Violinist Damien Escobar.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… normalizing inter-family conversations regarding trauma and feelings. 

The perfect day would be… one spent watching my favorite shows on Netflix while eating Chinese takeout after a productive day.

My first job was… a desk assistant job I worked as a freshman at The University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to that, I performed for weddings throughout high school. 

My favorite escape… is FOOD! 

My life… is one driven by self-love and the protection of my peace. 

I’m currently working on… new music singles and an album. Follow my social media for updates!

Always… remember that, in every aspect of life, it’s very important that we create and maintain a healthy balance. 

Never… invalidate the feelings of others. 

My Favorite Quote… isNever put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin

Biggest Dream… is that, when I get to the end of my life, I will be able to look back and smile!

My Pet Peeve(s)… are excuses and poor communication.

More About Bruce Kirkwood:
Bruce Kirkwood is a native of Chicago, Ill., and is currently based out of Phoenix, Ariz. He is a professional violinist with experience in a variety of playing styles and showcases a fusion of classical and contemporary sound with a unique flair that pulls on the heart strings of audiences across the world. Playing the electric violin, Bruce has been afforded the opportunity to perform for various prestigious organizations and events such as the Houston Rockets, Iyanla Vanzant, Archdiocese of NY, National Urban League, Mayo Clinic, Essence Festival, Oprah Winfrey Network and more. With a collective social media following of over 100,000 people, he commits to using his global presence to motivate, empower, and bring hope to the world. Lastly, and most importantly, Kirkwood is intentional with giving God credit for any degree of success or prominence he has received throughout his career and is grateful for the ability and the wherewithal to serve as a unique agent of change.

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