RI Philharmonic Music School holds masterclass with Grammy-nominated Cellist Rhonda Rider, March 4


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Rhonda Rider

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School will present a masterclass with critically acclaimed Cellist Rhonda Rider whose chamber music and solo recordings have been nominated for Grammy Awards. The class will be on March 4 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. at the Music School’s Carter Center, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

 At a Glance

Masterclass with Cellist Rhonda Rider
2:00pm, Sunday, March 4

RI Philharmonic Music School
Carter Center
667 Waterman Ave.
East Providence

For more information

Contact: Chelsea Anderson, canderson@riphil.org, 401.248.7038.

About Cellist Rhonda Rider: Currently, she is a member of the celebrated trio Triple Helix and a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning Lydian Quartet. 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. As a chamber musician, she has won numerous prizes at Banff, Evian, Fischoff and Portsmouth competitions.

Ms. Rider has given masterclasses at schools including Yale School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory and Princeton. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the American String Teachers Association and Chamber Music America.

Rider holds degrees from Oberlin and Yale. Her teachers have included the renowned cellists Aldo Parisot, Zara Nelsova and Richard Kapuscinski; chamber music coaches have included Robert Koff, Simon Goldberg, Raphael Hillyer and Louis Krasner. She is currently the Chair of Strings and a member of the cello faculty for Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Boston University.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School encourages lifelong engagement with music through comprehensive music education and community partnership programs taught by Orchestra members and outstanding faculty. Quality, access, diversity and collaboration are the Music School’s core values. If you have any questions, call 401.248.7001 or email cartercenter@riphil.org.