Harumi Rhodes,

violin

Acclaimed by The New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist,” Harumi has gained broad recognition as a multifaceted musician with a distinctive and sincere musical voice. Her generosity of spirit on stage is contagious, making her one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. In addition to being a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning ensemble Trio Cavatina, she has performed regularly with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Musicians from Marlboro. An avid supporter of contemporary music, Harumi has been actively involved in commissioning and premiering new works as an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), and Music from Copland House. Harumi has served as Head of Strings and Chamber Music at Syracuse University and as Assistant Violin Faculty at The Juilliard School. She joined the Violin Faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2015.

Harumi is second violinist of the internationally renowned Takács Quartet. During the 2019-20 season the quartet continues its four annual concerts as Associate Artists at London's Wigmore Hall. Other European venues include Budapest, Florence, Milan, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Geneva, Salzburg Mozartwoche, and Prague. Their American engagements include an appearance at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival with Jeremy Denk and complete Bartok Cycles in New York, Berkeley, Vancouver BC, Middlebury College and Washington DC. Their next recording, to be released in October 2019, features Dohnanyi's second string quartet and two piano quintets with Marc-André Hamelin, A recent tour with Garrick Ohlsson culminated in a recording for Hyperion of the Elgar and Amy Beach piano quintets that will be released in 2020.