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Darrett AdkinsBack To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • cello

Programs Taught

Darrett Adkins, cello, has appeared as soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, Tochio Soloisten, National Symphony of Brazil, Suwon Philharmonic, and the New Hampshire, North Carolina, Greenwich, and Monadnock Music Festival orchestras. He made his New York concerto debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center and gave the American premiere of Donatoni’s Cello Concerto with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. An AMFS alumnus, Mr. Adkins made his Aspen debut in 2002 in Boulez’s Messagesquisse under James Conlon. He gave the world premieres of concertos by Philip Cashian and Andrew Mead with the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble, the world premiere of Jeffrey Mumford’s Concerto with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the American premiere of Rolf Wallin’s concerto, Grund, at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. He gave the first New York performance of Berio’s Sequenza XIV and recorded it for Naxos. From 1997–2002 Mr. Adkins was a member of the Flux Quartet, and he joined the Lion’s Gate Trio in 2012. He recorded Jay Greenberg’s Cello Quintet with the Juilliard Quartet, commissioned and recorded Philip Cashian’s Cello Concerto in 2014, and released his solo CD, Hypersuite2, in 2013. Adkins joined Juilliard faculty in 2002 and the Oberlin Conservatory faculty in 2003.

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