Violist Rose Hashimoto is originally from Seattle, Washington and currently resides in New York City. 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, and Lucerne. Rose is co-founder of Listen Closely, an organization dedicated to building community in upper Manhattan through music.
Also a dedicated educator and a Suzuki-certified violin and viola teacher, Rose serves on the faculty of the Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Music Center. 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, and 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.