Lydia Rhea, cello

Hometown: Fishers, Indiana

Meet Lydia

Lydia performed on Show 360 in Boston, MA on October 14, 2018.

Lydia Rhea, 19, (cello), hails from Fishers, Indiana and has just started her freshman year at Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Melissa Kraut.  She previously studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen at the Music Institute of Chicago. Lydia was the youngest musician to be accepted to the Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, France on a full scholarship this summer. Lydia has soloed with numerous symphonies, including performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She is also a member of the Kairos Quartet of the Music Institute of Chicago, which won the Junior Division Gold Medal at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Competition.  In her spare time, Lydia enjoys reading and cooking vegan food.

Listen to Lydia

Show 360, Boston, MA
"Tango Bittersweet" by Fred Hersch, with Fred Hersch, piano