Kathryn James Adduci, baroque trumpet | Sarah Rushing, piano

Kathyrn James Adduci

Music on Mondays

Recital Salon, Squires | Music

October 22, 2018 at 8:00pm

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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.

​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.

​Adduci was Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator at San José State University for 12 years. While previously 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.

Sarah Rushing, originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an Instructor of Piano at Virginia Tech. Rushing’s commitment to teaching is evidenced through her years of experience teaching private and group piano classes in both the community and university settings in Louisiana, New York, and Colorado. In 2017, Rushing led the CU Boulder Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) to receive the prestigious Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award. Additional involvement in MTNA includes the presentation of original research at national and state conferences.

​As a performer, Rushing enjoys playing music off the beaten path and has appeared in competitions and recitals throughout the US. In 2013, she was featured on American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” Other radio appearances include a live broadcast on KGNU in Boulder. Rushing worked as the Collaborative Piano Intern at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, CO and spent two summers performing and studying at the Aspen Music Festival with legendary pianist and teacher Ann Schein.

​Rushing recently completed the the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Colorado Boulder in the studio of David Korevaar, where her research focused on the music of Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy. She received the Masters of Music in Piano Performance degree from Ithaca College, where she studied with Jennifer Hayghe, and the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree from Louisiana State University, where her teachers included Willis Delony and Gregory Sioles.

Main Street Inn and The Inn at Virginia Tech are the official lodging sponsors for the Music on Mondays Artist Series.


$15 general | $12 senior | $7 student

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