Having performed at over 1000 weddings, receptions, events and recordings as Sydney Ensemble over the past 16 years, we certainly have gained valuable insight and experience, and we understand how events come together.
We’ve joined with local professional musicians from Sydney Symphony & Opera Australia Orchestra to create our trios & quartets to perform at your special event. Every musician who performs with Sydney Ensemble is just like us - Experienced, Qualified and Passionate.
Anthea Wikstrom BMus, BArts and Mteach. – Violin
Anthea is a graduate of the Conservatorium High School, and of the University of NSW in violin performance, film & composition. She has performed in many interesting roles including the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Anthony Callea and various rock & country bands. Anthea currently performs with country music act Jackie Dee, and The Real Mexico Mariachi Band. She is a trained school teacher and taught at the Conservatorium High School, accompanying students to Shanghai Conservatorium and World Expo. Anthea's enthusiasm is infectious, and is an inspiration to her violin students.
Rodney Wikstrom C.O.G.E., MTeach., B.Mus., A.Mus.A – Violin
Rodney is a graduate of the Conservatorium High School and Sydney Conservatorium of Music in violin performance. He has toured nationally and internationally with orchestras, the Real Mexico Mariachi Band, and most recently with Jimmy Barnes. Rodney is also a passionate music educator with an interest in gifted education, and has studied with internationally respected violin pedagogues. He teaches violin privately, and is also a trained high school music teacher experienced with all levels up to HSC Music 2. Rodney plays a Harry Vatiliotis violin & bow by Jeffrey A. Ellis.