Cellist Darrett Adkins was born in Huron, S.D., and has made solo orchestral appearances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Tokyo Philharmonic, New Hampshire Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Monadnock Festival Orchestra. He has also appeared in recital in Tokyo, Yokohama, Oslo, and throughout the U.S. Adkins has been a member of Flux string quartet, which specializes in cutting-edge music, and the Zephyr Trio and was a winner of the Bunkamura Orchard Hall Award and Presser Music Award. His recordings include chamber music on the Koch, CRI, Mode, Tzadic, RCA, and MMC labels.
Adkins has been on the visiting cello faculty at Baylor University since 2001 and is a former faculty member at Encore School for Strings. He holds a BM from Oberlin College, an MM from Rice University, and a DMA from Juilliard, and has studied with Joel Krosnick, Norman Fischer, and Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel. At Juilliard he has been a member of the faculty 2003, assistant faculty from 1999 to 2003, and has taught in Pre-College since 2002.