Rose Hashimoto grew up in Seattle and recently returned to the area after a long stint in New York City. Rose was a member of the string orchestra Shattered Glass Ensemble and the Thalia Quartet, who served as Quartet in the Community for the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. She has performed with ensembles including A Far Cry, Trio Cleonice, the Aeolus Quartet, and the Argus Quartet, at music festivals including Manchester Summer Chamber Music, Lucerne, Yellow Barn, Taos, and Kneisel Hall, and as a soloist with the Mannes Orchestra. Rose earned a B.M. from Juilliard and a M.M. and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College.
With cellist James Waldo, Rose co-founded Listen Closely, an organization dedicated to building community in upper Manhattan through music. Listen Closely produced over 80 community concerts in neighborhood venues including the library, parks and gardens, a pharmacy, and the local Y.
A dedicated educator, Rose is currently a full-time Suzuki violin and viola teacher in the Seattle area. She has taught for the Suzuki Institute of Seattle, the Seattle Youth Symphony, Kaleidoscope School of Music, Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Music Center, the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, and the El Sistema-inspired programs Upbeat NYC and Harmony Program.