Rose Hashimoto — Viola
Violist Rose Hashimoto is originally from Seattle, Washington and currently lives in New York City. A dedicated chamber musician, Rose is a member of the self-directed chamber orchestra Shattered Glass Ensemble, a frequent guest with A Far Cry, and a former member of the Thalia String Quartet, who served as the Quartet in the Community for the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. She has performed at many chamber music festivals, including Yellow Barn, Taos, Kneisel Hall, the Perlman Music Program, and Manchester Summer Chamber Music. Rose is Co-Artistic Director of the Listen Closely Inwood Chamber Music Initiative, a musicians’ collective that partners with community leaders and community spaces to present highly accessible, inclusive, and interactive concerts in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan.
A passionate educator, Rose serves on the faculty of the Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Music Center and the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Rose also teaches with the Harmony Program, an El Sistema-inspired program that offers free group classes and orchestra to children who ordinarily wouldn’t have access to music education. She received her Suzuki teacher training from the School for Strings.
Rose earned a Bachelor of Music from Juilliard and a Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College The New School for Music. As a winner of the Mannes concerto competition, Rose performed the Schnittke viola concerto with the Mannes Orchestra in 2012. She was the recipient of the George and Elizabeth Gregory Award for Excellence in Performance from Mannes. Rose’s major teachers have included Toby Appel, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Laurie Smukler.