Acclaimed by the New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist,” Harumi Rhodes 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, Hartumi 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 was recently appointed second violinist of the internationally renowned Takács Quartet. During the 2018-19 season the ensemble gives their four annual concerts as Associate Artists at London’s Wigmore Hall. In August 2018, the Quartet appeared at the Edinburgh, Snape Proms, Menton and Rheingau festivals. Other European venues later in the season include Berlin, Cologne, Baden-Baden, Bilbao and the Bath Mozartfest. The Quartet’s commitment to teaching is enhanced by summer residencies at the Aspen Festival and at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara.