Guitar virtuoso, ALEKSANDR TSIBOULSKI, joins Steel City Strings as guest soloist in September for Serenades and Dances – the final 2018 concert series.

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Richard Gill AO (Conductor and Australia’s greatest music educator)

​Serenades & Dances

Steel City Strings September 18 concert series

Our guest soloist, Aleksandr Tsiboulski, has studied and taught across much of the world.

The Melbourne Age has praised his ‘responsive virtuosity’ and publications like the Classical Guitar Magazine regularly note his playing’s ‘sensual intensity’.  

Both his Naxos CD releases, the ARIA-nominated Australian Guitar Music and Ponce: Four Guitar Sonatas received five-star reviews in The Australian​.

And now is your opportunity to ​hear him live.

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Luke Spicer
Conductor - Orchestra
Karella Mitchell
Principal Cello - Orchestra
Joanna Landstra
Principal Viola - Orchestra
Andrew Ford OAM
Jacob Antonio
Principal Violin - Orchestra
Kyle Little
Artistic Director/Concert Master - Orchestra


Steel City Strings (SCS) is a vibrant​ string orchestra showcasing the professional talents of players from the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Region. ​The orchestra 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 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.

Ross Edwards Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra
​Steel City Strings feature​s Australian composer Ross Edwards' Arafura Dances – Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra in the last program[...]
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E Minor
​The first piece to be featured in Steel City Strings' Serenades and Dances program is Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings[...]
Strings with Voices
Steel City Strings collaborate with the con voci chamber choir Susie Bishop, Soprano Daniel Tambasco, Tenor Jared Lillehagen, Bass June[...]
Steel City Strings Audience feedback – July 18
​Audience feedback from the Strings with Voices performance has thrilled the members of Steel City Strings and inspired more exciting[...]
Jared Lillehagen – Steel City Strings guest soloist
Jared Lillehagen is an Operatic Baritone, proficient in Italian, French, and German diction. Jared Lillehagen's training Jared Lillehagen studied a[...]
Daniel Tambasco – Steel City Strings guest soloist
Daniel Tambasco's unique style, vocal talent and stagecraft brings to life the songs people love from pop to opera and[...]

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.


The orchestra's most recent performance in Kiama last Sunday presented a fascinating program of works from various musical periods, beginning in the Baroque era with Locatelli's delightful Christmas concerto followed by the effervescent Divertimento in F major by Mozart. In these works, the orchestra played with a strong sense of ensemble, and brought an infectious verve to the Mozart.