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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Christiano Rodrigues

Office: Kimbrough 145
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Phone: (509) 335-5647
Email: c.rodrigues1@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola

Christiano Rodrigues is an award-winning international artist whose multifaceted career has defined him as one of the most versatile artists of his generation.

Rodrigues is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Washington State University and celebrated this past summer a decade-long relationship with the Round Top Festival Institute, where he is an Artist/Faculty.

Rodrigues served as the concertmaster of MusicaNova Orchestra and was the Artistic Director of the MusicaNova Orchestra Chamber Players. He has performed as a guest artist with the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico, and held positions with the Mercury Chamber Orchestra, and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra in Croatia. As a chamber musician, Rodrigues has performed alongside many of the world’s leading artists and performs extensively with pianist Karen Nguyen as a member of the Rodrigues-Nguyen Duo.

A firm advocate of diversity, equity, and equality within the arts, Rodrigues devotes a significant amount of his time and energy to the Harmony Project, a national music program that aims to offer children from underserved communities access to high-quality music instruction.

Rodrigues holds degrees from Arizona State University, Rice University, and Nicholls State University, where he studied with violinists Jonathan Swartz, Paul Kantor, and James Alexander, respectively.