John Acosta studied with Joseph DiTullio (Emmanuel Fueurmann) and Dr. Charles Baker (Eastman School of Music). A winner in many competitions, including the Wurlitzer and , the YMF Debut Foundation Orchestra competitions, he's also the recipient of many other awards and grants. He has been a founding member of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and a substitute with the San Diego Symphony in California. He has been principal cellist of the Pageant of the Masters, San Diego Chamber and Long Beach Grand Opera orchestras. In 2020 he took residence in New Hampshire. He is now a regular with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Acosta’s multi-faceted career had him touring Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Bahamas and China and New York's Carnegie Hall as a chamber musician and orchestra cellist. As a featured soloist he has performed Dvorak, Schumann, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, and Haydn C & D major concertos with numerous Southern California ensembles. John plays on a 1734 Gagliano Cello.
As a sought after musician living in LA, he has recorded all types of media. He has recorded tracks on 33 Vitamin String Quartet albums, He has also recorded tracks for American Idol, Disney records and many Hallmark Channel movies. His discography can be found on tracks for hundreds of artists like Josh Groban, Celine Dion, David Foster and many others.