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Tokyo Music Competition

Adelle Akiko KEARNS

Adelle Akiko KEARNS

Born in: California, U.S.A.
3rd place, String Section, The 4th Tokyo Music Competition 2006

Musical Study Experiences

1990 Entered the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre College Course
2005 Graduated with master's degree in Chamber Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music


Studied cello under Irene Sharp, Bonnie Hampton and Harada Sadao
Studied in master classes of Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, David Finckel, Paul Katz, Joel Krosnick, Norman Fischer, Raphael Wallfisch and Menahem Pressler

Musical Careers

1998 1st Place, High School Concerto Competition
Performed Lalo’s Cello Concerto with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra
1999 1st Place, Pacific Music Club Competition
Performed with the Aspen Chamber Symphony at the Aspen Music Festival and School
2000 1st Place, SFCM's annual Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Performed Khachaturian’s Cello Concerto with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra
Took Bernard Greenhouse's master class at the World Cello Congress
Held a recital in San Francisco
2001 Performed Barber’s Cello Concerto with the Pacific Chamber Symphony in Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival 2001
2002 Participated in Tanglewood Music Festival as the music festival orchestra’s principal cello
Performed as a string quartet member with Joel Smirnoff (the Juilliard String Quartet)
2003 Studied in a master class of Mstislav Rostropovich
Held a recital in San Francisco
2004 1st Place, San Jose Music Club Competition
Held a recital in San Jose
Principal cello of Spoleto Festival Orchestra
Participated in Saito Kinen Festival
2005 1st Place, West Valley Symphony Young Artist Competition
Performed Dvorak’s Cello Concerto
Performed in the Kennedy Center special concert as the representative artist from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
2006 Participated in the Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2006 Chamber Music Concert
3rd Place, String Section, the 4th Tokyo Music Competition


Primarily contemporary music

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