Rose Hashimoto


Violist Rose Hashimoto was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She has performed in major venues in eight different countries, as well as on the air on WQXR radio’s McGraw Hill Companies Young Artists’ Showcase and PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center.

Rose has performed at festivals around the world, including the Lucerne Festival Academy, the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, Yellow Barn, Taos, Kneisel Hall, the Perlman Music Program, and Manchester Summer Chamber Music. As a member of the Thalia Quartet, Rose played in the Quartet in the Community for the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, performing over 20 outreach concerts in unconventional venues. Rose has performed with A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra in Boston, and she is co-artistic director and director of community outreach for the Inwood-based chamber music collective Listen Closely.

A dedicated teacher, Rose teaches a class of beginning violists at the Harlem Central Success Academy through Harmony Program, and she is also a regular volunteer teacher with Upbeat NYC, a music program in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. Rose earned a Bachelor of Music from Juilliard and a Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College of Music. As a winner of the Mannes concerto competition, she performed the Schnittke Viola Concerto with the Mannes Orchestra. Rose was also the recipient of the George and Elizabeth Gregory Award for Excellence in Performance from Mannes. Her major teachers have included Toby Appel, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Laurie Smukler.