NOV/DEC Danish-Australian Duo North QLD tour, TBC
17 MAY 11:30 Education concerts; with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, HOBART, AU
16 MAY 19:30 Education concerts; with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, HOBART, AU
16 MAY 11:30 Education concerts; with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, HOBART, AU
12 MAY 19:30 Vivalidi Concertos and Richter; with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, LAUNCESTON, AU
11 MAY 19:30 Vivalidi Concertos and Richter; with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, HOBART, AU
31 MAR 19:30 University of Tasmania. HOBART, AU
24 MAR 11:00 Research Forum Presentation: University of Tasmania, HOBART, AU
16 MAR 17:00 Exhibition Opening, Academy Gallery, INVERESK, AU
5th FEB 11:00 Danish Guitar Society, COPENHAGEN, DK
6-13 JAN Tutor at Riverina Summer School
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17th DEC 20:00-22:00 Metronomen, DK
10th DEC 19:00 The Danish-Australian Duo. Metronomen, COPENHAGEN, DK
9th DEC Private Function. COPENHAGEN, DK
3rd DEC at Concorso Internazionale. SICILY, IT
26th NOV 21:00 Folk Music Concert. Bartof, COPENHAGEN, DK http://www.ticketmaster.dk/event/419299
24th SEP Private Function, FREDERIKSBERG, DK
18th SEP 10:00 TUI travel exhibition. VALBY, DK
3rd JUL 14:00 International Chamber Music Concert. Holy Cross Catholic Church, SMITHFIELD, AU
2nd JUL 19:00 International Chamber Music Concert. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, ATHERTON, AU
18th JUN 14:00 The Danish-Australian Duo. The Danish Club, BRISBANE, AU
29th MAY The Danish Australian Duo. Admiral Hotel. COPENHAGEN, DK
14th MAY 19:00 The Danish-Australian Duo. Metronomen, COPENHAGEN, DK
30 APR 21:00 Folk Music Concert. Bartof Cafe, FREDERIKSBERG, DK
21st APR 21:00 Folk Music Concert. Bartof Cafe, FREDERIKSBERG, DK
19th MAR 21:00 Folk Music Concert. Bartof Cafe, FREDERIKSBERG, DK
5 OCT 19:00 Tango and Milonga. KONCERTKIRKEN, DK
Violinist Khalida De Ridder hails from a renowned folk musician family, starting to play at the age of four. Of Belgian and Dutch-Indonesian descent, she was raised in a remote northern region of Australia. She has performed classical recitals in The Netherlands, Denmark and Australia, and freelances as an Orchestral and folk musician in both Europe and Australia.
A prize winner at many classical music eisteddfods, she won her first at just five years of age. Also a recipient of many national and international folk awards including: Junior Australiasian Fleadh Fiddle Champion (2003), Golden Fiddle award (2010), and both the Chris Wendt award (2006) and the Declan Affley award (2009) from the National Folk Festival of Australia, where also a finalist in the Youth Folk Awards (2009).
At the age of sixteen Khalida was a tutor at the Celtic Southern Cross Summer School in Tasmania and awarded a Junior Cultural Australia Day medal for her contribution to folk music in Australia. As an organiser Khalida has been the Program Director and Assistant Festival Director for the Tablelands Folk Festival 2009 (QLD) and directed the International Chamber Music Series tour of North Queensland in 2015.
She has supported various international visiting artists in the states of WA, VIC, TAS, QLD, ACT and VIC, performing on various radio station broadcasts such as ABC (Sydney), ' Mostly Folk' (Tasmania) and ABC (Cairns).
Khalida holds degrees in music performance from the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Australian Institute of Music (AIM). As a student ambassador for AIM's classical music department, she represented the institute on a Sydney Symphony educational tour of Canberra and Albury promoting classical music in regional Australia. Other major awards include the Performers Trust Foundation Award (2013) and Origin Foundation Prize from Creative Partnerships Australia (2014).
Khalida is currently a doctoral candidate in Music Performance at the University of Tasmania under Dr. Susan Collins. Former teachers include Michael Malmgreen (DK), Chairman Gadd, Kirtley-Leigh Paine and Zhu Wen.
Instrument is an A.E Smith violin from 1926, and a modern Peccatte style bow by Duncan Emck.