Dr. Kathryn Adduci
Dr. Kathryn James Adduci has performed and taught throughout the world. She has appeared with numerous orchestras in Australia, including as a soloist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing with professional orchestras in Malaysia, Canada, and the United States. She was a guest artist at the 2009 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2016 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim, California, and was a guest clinician and panel member at the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Sydney, Australia, where she also performed with James Morrison and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded a CD of trumpet and piano works called ‘A Trumpet Kaleidoscope’, and also a CD ‘forte e Dolce’ as the featured soloist on the baroque trumpet with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, available on itunes and Amazon.com. Her solo performances have been broadcast on the radio in the USA and Australia.
Dr. Adduci is highly-regarded for her work with historical instruments. She has been described as “a rare treat”…”a highly skilled trumpeter” (Denver Post), her playing described as “flawless, elegant”…”delicate as that of a flute, yet with all the power and color of brass” (SanDiego.com). She has performed with numerous period instrument groups in North America, including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists (San Francisco), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto), Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland), Bach Collegium San Diego, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Portland Baroque Orchestra (Oregon), Musica Angelica (Los Angeles), as well as for the Carmel Bach Festival.
Dr. Adduci is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator at San José State University. While formerly at the University of North Texas, she taught the baroque trumpet as well as the modern trumpet, and was the director of the UNT Baroque Trumpet Ensemble. She holds a bachelor’s degree (BMus) from the University of Western Australia, a master’s degree (MM) from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate (DMA) from the University of North Texas.
Kathryn and her family live in San Jose. When not making music, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and exploring the natural wonders of the San Francisco Bay area.