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Photo: Gary Payne Photography

Kathryn James Adduci is a versatile trumpet player who has performed in many countries around the world. A native of Australia she has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in numerous groups throughout Australia as well as in orchestras in Malaysia, Canada and her current home country the USA.

Highly regarded for her period trumpet performances, Kathryn has been described as “a rare treat”…”a highly skilled trumpeter” (Denver Post), and her playing as “flawless, elegant”…”delicate as that of a flute, yet with all the power and color of brass” (  She has performed with period instrument groups such as the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto), American Bach Soloists (San Francisco), Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland), Bach Collegium San Diego, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and many more and can be heard on over 20 CDs with repertoire ranging from 1600-2019, including the CD ‘Forte e Dolce’ with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado which features her as the soloist. Her performances have also been broadcast on radio stations throughout the US, Canada, and Australia.

A very successful modern trumpet player, Kathryn has performed as the principal trumpet player of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Espressivo Chamber Orchestra, and she has been a member of the Brass Arts Quintet and numerous other chamber groups. She can also be heard as the solo cornet player with the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band.

Formerly the Professor of Trumpet at San José State University for 12 years, Kathryn has also been a trumpet instructor at Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee State University, and the University of Western Australia. While completing her doctoral studies at the University of North Texas she taught the baroque trumpet and directed the UNT Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, and she has also served on the artist faculty at the Oregon Bach Festival’s Berwick Academy.  She holds a doctoral degree (DMA) from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree (MM) from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor’s degree (BM) from the University of Western Australia.

Kathryn currently lives in Cookeville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter and in her spare time enjoys gardening, cooking, and looking after her 5 chickens.

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