Ceridwen is a Melbourne-based musician who enjoys an exciting freelance career. She has been a contracted and casual violist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for many years, has performed and toured internationally with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with Orchestra Victoria, Tasmanian Symphony and Adelaide Symphony. For several years, she worked with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Kanazawa, Japan, touring all over Japan and Europe. Ceridwen has also toured extensively with the Melbourne Symphony, including tours of Europe in 2000 and 2007, China in 2002 and the most recent tour August 2014 to Europe including performances in the Royal Albert Hall for The Proms, London, the Edinburgh Festival, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.
Apart from her love of orchestral playing, Ceridwen committed to her work as a chamber musician, focusing on contemporary music, and has immersed herself in numerous chamber music projects. Credits include Silo String Quartet, Syzergy Ensemble, the Arcko project and BOLT ensemble. She was a longstanding member of Silo String Quartet who were dedicated to recording and presenting live new music, particularly of Australian composers. Silo has performed both locally and abroad in the Melbourne International Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival and at Carnegie Hall in New York.
She has had the privilege of performing and touring with Archie Roach, on his 2012 album ‘Into The Bloodstream’ and ‘Creation’ as well as on numerous occasions with the Black Arm Band, productions including Dirstsong, Hidden Republic, Murundak. She also performs regularly as a session musician, including numerous film scores.
As a member of Melbourne’s Musical Theatre scene, Ceridwen has particularly enjoyed playing in major productions including Miss Saigon at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera at the Princess Theatre, Love Never Dies at the Regent Theatre, South Pacific at the Princess Theatre and Jagged Little Pill at the Comedy Theatre.