Violist Rose Hashimoto is originally from Seattle, Washington and currently lives in New York City. Rose is Co-Artistic Director of the Listen Closely Inwood Chamber Music Initiative, which partners with community leaders and community spaces to present accessible, innovative, and interactive concerts in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan. A passionate educator and a certified Suzuki violin and viola teacher, Rose currently serves on the faculty of the Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Music Center. She has also previously taught for the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Harmony Program, and Upbeat NYC.
An avid chamber musician, Rose has performed with ensembles including Shattered Glass, A Far Cry, the Evergreen Quartet, and the Thalia String Quartet, who served as the Quartet in the Community for the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. She has performed at festivals including Manchester Summer Chamber Music, Yellow Barn, Taos, Kneisel Hall, the Perlman Music Program, and Lucerne.
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.