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A native of San Francisco, Adelle-Akiko Kearns started playing the
cello at the age of 11 under the tutelage of Mark Walker and continued
her studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the
Juilliard School with Irene Sharp, Bonnie Hampton, Joel Krosnick and
Sadao Harada. The recipient of a prestigious Artists International
Award, Adelle made her New York recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall
in November of 2008.

In 2006 she performed the Japanese premiere of the Korngold Cello
Concerto with the Tokyo Philharmonic, and was invited back to perform
the Dvorak Cello Concerto with them the following year. Other solo
appearances have been with the Juilliard Conductors’ Orchestra, the
West Valley Symphony (Arizona), the San Francisco Conservatory of
Music Orchestra, the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra and the Pacific
Chamber Symphony.

Currently the assistant principal cellist of Symphony Silicon Valley
and the Monterey Symphony Orchestra, and principal cellist of the
Santa Rosa Symphony, Adelle is also the former assistant principal
cellist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and a former member of
the Tokyo Symphony in Japan. During previous summers she has
participated in festivals such as Saito Kinen, Tanglewood, Aspen,
Spoleto, Yellow Barn, Schleswig-Holstein, and the Suntory Hall New
Music Festival. This summer Adelle will be performing at the Music in
the Mountains festival and teaching at the La Honda Music Camp.




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