Rhonda Rider (cello) is a founding member of the Naumburg Award winning Lydian Quartet, with whom she played for over twenty years, and 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 were commissioned for her residency. During the summer, she is heard at ARIA and the Green Mountain Festivals, as cello coach for the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong, and most happily at Music from Salem. Rider is Chair of Chamber Music and on the cello faculty of The Boston Conservatory.