Beth Rapier began her career at age 16 as an Apprentice with the Louisville Orchestra. After studies at Indiana University
and SUNY, she joined the Apple Hill Chamber Players, before coming to the Minnesota
Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cello in 1986.
An award winner at several competitions, including two McKnight Foundation Fellowships, she has performed chamber music throughout Asia, Europe, and the US. As a member of the Rosalyra Quartet, she appeared regularly at such venues as the Boston Chamber Music Society, Festival Mozart (France), New School and The Barge in New York. Rapier is a frequent guest at festivals throughout the country, and has recorded quartets for Artegra and Boston Records. Together with her husband Anthony Ross, she presents an annual chamber music benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity.