Kiyoshi Hayashi, violin

Hayashi, Kiyoshi

Kiyoshi Hayashi is the founder and violinist of the award-winning Rasa String Quartet, Co-Artistic Director of the string ensemble and nonprofit organization, Palaver Strings, and the Career Advising Manager at the New England Conservatory of Music. He regularly performs with notable ensembles around New England including the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, Phoenix Orchestra, and A Far Cry and has taught at Institutions like the Longy School of Music, Phillips Exeter Academy, and the Roxbury Youth Orchestra. Kiyoshi’s principal teachers include Nicholas Kitchen, Almita and Roland Vamos, and Thomas Wermuth, and he received his B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2016. In addition to his musical endeavors, Kiyoshi has a personal health & career coaching business where he empowers young musicians in developing the entrepreneurial skills and holistic lifestyle necessary to design meaningful and sustainable careers. To find out more, check out Kiyoshi’s personal website: