Our Conductor

Anthea Hetherington

Anthea began playing the violin at the age of seven. She attended Ravenswood School for Girls, Gordon and completed her final years at North Sydney Girls’ High School. During this time she achieved her AMusA and was a member of the Sydney Youth Orchestra and SBS Youth Orchestra, travelling with them on many international tours.

Violin Teacher

Anthea went on to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music  and graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree. Her teachers were Alex Todicescu, Goetz Richter and Chris Kimber. She gained her LMusA with distinction and was selected for the Sydney Symphony Sinfonia program. She was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, touring to Europe with them in 2001. After finishing university she worked as a full-­time teacher of violin, viola and chamber music at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney.

Anthea Hetherington, Conductor

In 2003 Anthea won a full-time violin position with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. During her years living in Hobart, she also performed with the chamber ensemble Virtuosi Tasmania. She completed a Master of Music (performance) degree at the University of Tasmania studying with Edwin Paling, former Concert Master of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and she was awarded the Vice-Chancellor University Strings Scholarship.

Currently tutors chamber music

Anthea moved back to Sydney with her husband, cellist Paul Taylor in 2011. She currently teaches violin at Shore Sydney Church of England Grammar School, the Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre and also tutors chamber music at the Australian Institute of Music. As a busy freelance musician in Sydney, Anthea has performed with the Sydney Symphony, the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Tonic String Quartet.