Kevin Plunkett became the assistant principal cellist of Pacific Symphony in February 1988. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he studied at the New England Conservatory under Laurence Lesser and at Northern Illinois University under Raya Garbousova. He has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony and the Detroit Symphony. He has also held teaching positions at the Universities of Maine and Delaware, where he was also a member of the Delos String Quartet. In his leisure moments Plunkett enjoys tinkering with computers, reading, hiking and various intellectual pursuits.