A native of Perth, Australia, Kathryn James Adduci has performed and taught throughout the world, including in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America. She has appeared as a soloist with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with professional orchestras in Australia, Malaysia, Canada, and the United States. In 2006 she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance from the University of North Texas after studies with Keith Johnson. She also holds a Master of Music Performance degree from the University of Georgia after studies with Fred Mills, and a Bachelor of Music performance degree from the University of Western Australia, where she studied with Kevin Johnston, Andrew Evans, and Sean Priest.
Adduci is well regarded for her work with historical instruments. She has performed with numerous period instrument groups in North America, including the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Texas Camerata, and Orchestra of New Spain.
While a doctoral fellow at the University of North Texas, she taught the baroque trumpet and the modern trumpet, served as the coordinator of early music brass ensembles, and served as the director of the university’s Baroque Trumpet Ensemble. In August of 2005, Adduci joined the faculty at San Jose State University, where she serves as coordinator of brass studies, trumpet instructor, brass ensemble director, and trumpet ensembles director (which included the recently formed SJSU Baroque Trumpet Ensemble).
She can be heard performing on the soundtrack to the 2005 Disney movie Casanova, which topped the Billboard classical chart. She is also heard on recordings for the Klavier, CBC Records, and Tall Poppies labels.