Assistant Principal Second Violin
Rhonda Frascotti grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she studied with Charles Meacham of the San Francisco Symphony. Her next violin teacher was Zvi Zeitlin at the Eastman School of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree. She received chamber music training from Gabor Reijto at the Music Academy of the West, Josef Gingold and Sasha Schneider at the Cleveland Chamber Music Seminar, as well as Joseph Fuchs at the Orono Chamber Music School in Maine. Her graduate studies were with Franco Gulli, James Buswell and Gregory Fulkerson at Indiana University (Bloomington), where she earned a Master of Music degree. Rhonda has taught as Associate Instructor of Violin at Indiana University, and Adjunct Lecturer in Violin at Denison University. As the violinist of the Trio-in-Residence at the venerable Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulpher Springs, she performed for national and international dignitaries and celebrities on a routine basis. She was a First Violinist with the Rochester Philharmonic for two years, and then became a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as a rotating section violinist. Since 1993 Rhonda has served as the Assistant Principal Second of the CSO.