Lecturer in Music, Cello
A founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning Lydian Quartet, with whom she played for over 20 years, cellist Rhonda Rider is currently a member of the piano trio Triple Helix. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Symphony Space, and the Library of Congress. Rider was featured artist of 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 Chamber Music Series. Rider was named 2010–2011 Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. Eleven solo cello pieces have been commissioned for her residency. During the summer, she is heard at Music From Salem, ARIA and as cello coach for the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong. Rider is also Chair of Chamber Music and on the cello faculty of the Boston Conservatory.