Born and raised in Minneapolis, Harris Bernstein is a violist, educator, avid chamber musician, and advocate of new music. Harris made his solo debut with the Yale Philharmonia in a premiere of a viola concerto by composer, Soomin Kim. Harris has made an appearance at prominent summer festivals such as Sarasota Music Festival, Domaine Forget and Orford Musique, and collaborated with outstanding musicians including Masumi Rostad, Rob Kapilow, and Grigory Kalinovsky. Harris earned his bachelor’s degree from McGill University in 2019, from which he received distinguished honors. He has most recently earned two master’s degrees from the Yale School of Music, where he received the Frances G. Wickes Scholarship and fellowship and the Lester S. and Enid W. Morse Scholarship. Upon moving back to Minneapolis in September 2022, Harris co-founded a chamber music organization called Rattlebox, which is making their Twin Cities debut on March 24th.