Kayoko Adachi was born and raised in Japan, later studying with Haroutune Bedelian at UCI. In the spring of 1998, Kayoko was invited back to Japan to perform Mozart Concerto No.4 with the Ensemble MAY orchestra in Tokyo. The following year, she received a four year Rawlins Scholarship from UCI and enrolled as a full time student. Kayoko later won a Tierney Scholarship for years 2001-2002 in recognition of her scholastic achievements as an outstanding student. In 2002, she was declared winner of the UCI concerto competition, performing Vieuxtemp Concerto No.4 with the UCI Symphony Orchestra. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2003, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then attended graduate studies at UCI under a full Fellowship,earning her Master’s degree in 2005. Since graduating, Kayoko has been performing with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra as a regular substitute member, joining them on their very first European tour in March of 2006. She is also active as a teacher and enjoys performing chamber music. Since 2007, she has been invited to give annual recitals as a duo with pianist Junko Nojima at Santa Ana College.