A lot of classical violinists were a little bit jealous of Harumi Rhodes after the news broke recently about her new gig. She'll take over as second violinist in the Takacs Quartet, a Boulder-based ensemble that tours the world and won a Grammy.
Rhodes, who teaches violin at the University of Colorado -- which is also the home base for Takacs -- recently showed off her skills as a soloist in the CPR Performance Studio. She played a somber, lyrical excerpt from Leos Janacek's Violin Sonata with accompaniment from pianist David Korevaar. Watch the video at the top of this post.
Rhodes' new job in Takacs becomes official on May 1. She replaces Karoly Schranz, who helped found the group in 1975.
For more from the CPR Performance Studio, watch footage of our most recent Takacs Quartet session (with Schranz on second violin). The group shared a gorgeous interpretation of the opening movement from Mauriece Ravel's String Quartet: