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CHERRY RHODES has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of the French National Radio, and the South German Radio Orchestra. She performed the inaugural recital of the new organ at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has presented solo recitals at London's Royal Festival Hall, Lincoln Center, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and at international organ festivals in Bratislava and Presov (Czechoslovakia), Freiburg, Munich, Nurnberg, Paris, St. Albans, Luxembourg, Poland, and Vienna.
In addition to performances in International Bach Festivals in Paris and Marburg, Rhodes has given Bach recitals throughout the U.S. and has performed at numerous national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists. In July 2004 Rhodes performed on the new organ in the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the American Guild of Organists' National Convention.
Rhodes has been featured on recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting, and on the CDs Everyone Dance (Pro Organo, 1995), Pipedreams Live! (Minnesota Public Radio, 1993), and Historic Organs of Boston (Organ Historical Society).
Rhodes graduated from Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music and studied in Munich and Paris as a recipient of Fulbright and Rockefeller grants. In 1966 she became the first American to win an international organ competition, awarded in Munich. She made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 17.
Rhodes is Adjunct Professor of Organ at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, and has served on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.