Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Rhonda Frascotti

Assistant Principal Second Violin

Rhonda Frascotti grew up in Northern California whereas a young student she studied violin, music theory, music history, and chamber music repertoire with Charles Meacham of the San Francisco Symphony. She performed for one season with The Marin Arts Quartet before moving to upstate New York for violin studies with the fiery Israeli-American professor Zvi Zeitlin, followed by graduate studies in Bloomington, IN with preeminent violin teachers Franco Gulli and James Buswell.   

Rhonda holds music degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM) and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (MM). She performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for two seasons, followed by a season with The Greenbrier Trio before joining the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in 1993 as the CSO’s Assistant Principal Second Violin. Since coming to Columbus, she has been an Adjunct Lecturer in Violin at Denison University, co-founded a music entertainment agency, and has been active in local commercial real estate investing.