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A founding member of the Naumburg Award winning Lydian Quartet, with whom she played for over twenty years, cellist Rhonda Rider is currently a member of the celebrated piano trio Triple Helix. An active touring artist, she has been heard at festivals including Concerts Spirituel de Geneve, American Academy in Rome, and Tanglewood. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Symphony Space, and the Library of Congress. Rider was a featured artist in the Robert Helps Festival of Contemporary Music (Florida), Emmanuel Music's Bach and Schumann Series (Boston), and as guest artist with Boston Chamber Music Society and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Contemporary Chamber Music Series. This season she will perform across the US, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Rider has been named 2010-2011 Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. Ten pieces by diverse and renowned composers have been commissioned for her February residency concert.
Dedicated to the performance of new music, Ms. Rider has premiered and recorded works by such composers as John Harbison, Lee Hyla, Yu Hui Chang, Mario Davidovsky, Steven Mackey, Bright Sheng, and Elliott Carter. Her chamber music and solo recordings have been nominated for Grammy Awards and cited as Critic's Choice in both the New York Times and Boston Globe. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the American String Teachers' Association, and Chamber Music America. She has also adjudicated at Concert Artists Guild Competition, Stulberg International String Competition and Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. During the summer months, she is heard at Music From Salem (NY) where she holds a contemporary cello music seminar, and as cello coach for the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong. Rider is Chair of Chamber Music and on the cello faculty of The Boston Conservatory