The cellist Darrett Adkins has appeared around the world to critical acclaim in a wide-ranging repertory. He has made concerto appearances with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Tokyo Philharmonic, Tochio Soloisten, National Symphony of Brazil, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony and the New Hampshire Symphony, among others. He was the Cellist of Honor at the 2002 Rio International Cello Encounter, giving concerts and teaching master-classes. His Oslo début in 1997 was attended by King Harald. He has given many important first performances, including the first New York performance of Luciano Berio's Sequenza XIV, the world première of Andrew Mead's concerto, the American première of Donatoni's concerto "Un Ruisseau sur L'Escalier" at Tanglewood with George Benjamin conducting, and during his tenure with the FLUX Quartet, the historic first complete performance of Morton Feldman's monumental Second Quartet, lasting just over six continuous hours.