Anna Sandström holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Newcastle. She performs regularly as a soloist with the Newcastle University choir, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle and the Gosford Philharmonia in works from Rutter’s Requiem to Mozart’s C minor Mass.
She has been featured with Australian groups including The Song Company, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Choir of St James King St, St Mary’s Cathedral, Cantillation, Pinchgut Opera, Salut! Baroque and Australian Baroque Brass.
Living in London from 2008-2012, she was a member of the Choir of Royal Hospital Chelsea. Anna enjoyed a busy freelance solo and choral career including regular BBC broadcasts, solo appearances in festivals including Henley, Poole Lighthouse & Petworth, and concerts in major venues throughout the UK and Europe including Cadogan Hall and Westminster Abbey. As a featured artist with the Armonico Consort she performed lead roles in works including Carissmi’s Jephte, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas alongside Emma Kirkby. Other UK highlights include Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio & Cantata 51 with Crispian Steele Perkins at Dartington Hall, and a BBC broadcast of Janacek's Diary of one who disappeared.
Since returning to Australia in September 2012, Anna has performed in the Brandenburg production of Monteverdi's L'orfeo, and Rameau's Castor and Pollux with Pinchgut Opera. In 2013 she sang the role of Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea with the choir of St James King St, and was soprano soloist for the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and the Saint Saen Oratorio de Noel at St Mary’s Cathedral.
Anna also regularly tours Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle performing with Camerata Antica, a group she founded in 2010 with her husband, cornettist, Matthew Manchester.