Rose Hashimoto is a violist based in Seattle, Washington. Rose has performed with ensembles including A Far Cry, Shattered Glass Ensemble, the Aeolus, Argus, Thalia, Momenta, and Ulysses Quartets, and at music festivals including Icicle Creek, Birdfoot, Manchester Summer Chamber Music, Yellow Barn, Taos, and Kneisel Hall. She played with the Experiential Orchestra on the Grammy-winning recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Prison and on A Far Cry’s Grammy-nominated album, Visions and Variations. Rose earned performance degrees from The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music in New York.
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.
Rose is also a dedicated viola and violin teacher who currently serves on the faculty of Suzuki Institute of Seattle and Kaleidoscope School of Music. She has previously taught for Lucy Moses School, the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Harmony Program, and Seattle Youth Symphony Summer Music.