Violinist Khalida De Ridder has performed solo classical recitals in The Netherlands, Denmark and Australia, and freelanced extensively as a folk and Orchestral musician. A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Australian Institute of Music, she was mentored by Michael Malmgreen (DK), Zhu Wen (AU), Charmian Gadd (AU) and Kirtley-Leigh (USA/UK/AU).

A list of accolades to her name, she won her first competition at just five years of age, followed by many national and international awards including the Junior Cultural Australia Day Award (2003), Junior Australasian Fleadh Fiddle Champion (2003), Golden Fiddle award (2010), Origin Foundation Prize (2014), Performers Trust Foundation Award (2013). Khalida is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Tasmania under the tutorage of Dr. Susan Collins.