Rhonda Rider

Cellist Rhonda RiderFor over two decades, cellist Rhonda Rider was a member of the Naumburg Award-winning Lydian Quartet and Triple Helix Piano Trio. An advocate of contemporary music, Rider has premiered and recorded works by composers including John Harbison, Lee Hyla, Yu-Hui Chang and Elliott Carter. Her interest in bringing classical music to unusual places, has lead her to artist residencies at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America and adjudicated at the Fischoff, Stulberg and Concert Artists Guild Competitions. Recently, she has performed with Shelter Music Boston, Castle of Our Skins and the New Gallery Series. During the summer, she performs and teaches at festivals including Green Mountain, Music from Salem, Tanglewood and the Asian Youth Orchestra (Hong Kong). Rider holds degrees from Oberlin and Yale and is Professor of Cello at Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she was twice awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year/Best of Berklee. www.rhondarider.com