Adelle-Akiko Kearns


Hailed by critics as an “impressive” cellist, exhibiting “beautifully sensuous cello playing,” Adelle-Akiko Kearns currently serves as the Principal Cellist of the Santa Rosa Symphony, Assistant Principal Cellist of Symphony Silicon Valley, the Monterey Symphony and the Music in the Mountains Festival, and as a member of the Marin Symphony.

The recipient of the prestigious Artists International Award, Kearns made her New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in November of 2008. Since then she has appeared on the the world’s most important stages, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Suntory Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, and has performed as a featured soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, Santa Rosa Symphony, Cambrian Symphony, Auburn Symphony, 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.

Before returning to the Bay Area in 2011, Kearns served as the Assistant Principal Cello of the Louisiana Philharmonic and as a member of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Kearns holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. Her principal teachers include Bonnie Hampton, Joel Krosnick, Sadao Harada, Irene Sharp and Mark Walker.

A native of San Francisco, Kearns currently resides in San Jose, where she maintains an active teaching studio