The Australian saoprano, Anna Sandstrom, studied at Broadmeadow School of Performing Arts in Broadmeadow, New South Wales (1995-1998); and at University of New England, Armidale in Armidale, New South Wales, where she obtained her Higher Diploma in Music Education (1995). She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Newcastle Australia.
Anna Sandstrom performs regularly as a soloist with the Newcastle University choir, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle and the Gosford Philharmonia in works from John Rutterís Requiem to W.A. Mozartís C minor Mass. She has been featured with Australian groups including The Song Company, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Choir of St James King St, St Maryís Cathedral, Cantillation, Pinchgut Opera, Salut! Baroque and Australian Baroque Brass (Director: John Foster).
Living in London from 2008 to 2012, Anna Sandstrom was a member of the Choir of Royal Hospital Chelsea. She 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 (Director: Christopher Monks) she performed lead roles in works including Carissmiís Jephte, Dietrich Buxtehudeís Membra Jesu Nostri and Purcellís Dido and Aeneas alongside Emma Kirkby. Other UK highlights include Messiah, J.S. Bachís Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) & Cantata BWV 51 with Crispian Steele Perkins at Dartington Hall, and a BBC broadcast of Janacekís Diary of one who disappeared.
Since returning to Australia in September 2012, Anna Sandstrom has performed in the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's production of Monteverdiís Líorfeo, and Rameauís Castor and Pollux with Pinchgut Opera. In 2013 she sang the role of Galatea in George Frideric Handelís Acis and Galatea with the choir of St James King St, and was soprano soloist for Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 and Camille Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noel at St Maryís Cathedral. She also regularly tours Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle performing with Camerata Antica, a group she founded in 2010 with her husband, cornettist, Matthew Manchester.
In addition, works as Tutor The Arts Unit (since 2015) and Co-conductor of the probationer choir at St Mary's Cathedral College in Sydney (since 2015). She currently lives in Sydney, Australia.