Steel City Strings

A vibrant​ chamber orchestra showcasing the professional talents of players from the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Region. ​

Upcoming Events

SCS @ HOME | 'The Return' 2020 & Beethoven Trio Broadcasts


Steel City Strings have released ‘The Return’ and a recording of Beethoven’s Trio No. 1 in C minor for FREE viewing.

Digital Subscriptions


Enjoy Exclusive, Unlimited Access to Steel City Strings digital concerts and recordings for twelve months with a Steel City Strings Digital Subscription.


2022 Season

Steel City Strings will soon announce its 2022 Season. We cannot wait for subscribers to once again return to the concert hall safely.

We’re also asking our audience to complete our latest Audience Survey so that we can best understand how we can make patrons feel comfortable upon returning to the concert hall.

In the meantime, please consider purchasing a Digital Subscription.

If you would like to purchase a Digital Subscription for 12 months of access, you can do so via our products page here.




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'The Composer is in the Room' concert. Wollongong Town Hall, 2021.

‘The Composer is in the Room’ concert. Wollongong Town Hall, 2021. Credit: Chris Frape courtesy of Wollongong City Council.

Experience the Energy

Steel City Strings provides an important platform:

  • for local musicians to come together to play exciting music
  • to inspire young local string players
  • to feature local soloists
  • to support and showcase talented Australian composers

Concerts have featured compositions by Australian composers Carr-Boyd, Sculthorpe, Ford and Grainger as well as local composers John Spence, Michael Barkl and Adrian Whitehall. The orchestra also features the talents of exceptional local solo musicians.

Mentoring and developing young local players through coaching and providing opportunities to play and perform with the orchestra is an integral part of our strategy for developing the orchestra and its members.

Kyle Little

Kyle Little

Artistic Director/Concert Master

Karella Mitchell

Karella Mitchell

Principal Cello

Jacob Antonio

Jacob Antonio

Principal Violin

Ethan Ireland

Ethan Ireland

Principal Double Bass

Adrian Davis

Adrian Davis

Principal Viola

Latest News

Statement on Earth Connections

Statement on Earth Connections

Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, Steel City Strings will not go ahead with Earth Connections featuring William Barton performances at Chevalier Performings Arts Centre, Wollongong Town Hall and at Nowra School of Arts across August 22-29. Ticket holders will...

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SCS @ HOME | ‘The Return’ 2020 Broadcast

SCS @ HOME | ‘The Return’ 2020 Broadcast

Steel City Strings broadcast their late 2020 program 'The Return' LIVE on YouTube Premiere this Friday night.   A program that is short and sweet offers two old favourites, Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos and Peter Warlock’s popular Capriol Suite. And a...

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The members of Steel City Strings are outstanding examples of hard work, enterprise, enthusiasm and dedication. They reach for the stars and beyond. More power to these wonderful people.

Richard Gill AO

In Debussy's Sacred and Profane Dances of 1904 the orchestra was joined by harpist Paulina Smirnov whose scintillating playing created a wonderful and subtly-nuanced centrepiece for the concert.


A fascinating program of works from various musical periods... The orchestra played with a strong sense of ensemble, and brought an infectious verve to the Mozart.



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