Steel City Strings

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

Upcoming Events

THE RETURN

Nov 29 - Dec 6

After months of being locked out of concert halls, Wollongong’s Award-Winning Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to make a welcome and COVID safe return to venues across the region. Wollongong, Berry, Bowral.

2020 Digital Season

Oct 21 - Dec 31
From October to December 2020, Steel City Strings will perform its inaugural Digital Season.
3 incredible 40-minute concerts. 3 incredible months.

THE RETURN | 29 Nov | Berry - SOLD OUT

THE RETURN | Dec 5 | Wollongong Town Hall

THE RETURN | Dec 6 | Bowral Memorial Hall - SOLD OUT

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

Steel City Strings Finalist in Illawarra Business Awards 2020

Steel City Strings Finalist in Illawarra Business Awards 2020

Last month, Artistic Director Kyle Little and Manager Jeremy Boulton attended Illawarra Business Awards as finalist in the category of "Excellence in Digital Service Delivery".     Unfortunately, we didn’t take out our category, but we congratulate His Boy Elroy who...

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A Message from Manager, Jeremy Boulton

A Message from Manager, Jeremy Boulton

Dear Supporters and Subscribers, As you would be aware, Steel City Strings has been extremely active throughout venue shutdowns and gatherings restrictions. We're pressing ahead with both our live and digital performances for the remainder of 2020 to ensure we reach...

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Testimonials

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.

Anon

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.

Anon

Sponsors

Community Building Partnership
Benedict
SCE
ACF
Wollongong City

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We rely heavily on volunteer support, and welcome new volunteers. If you would like to register as a volunteer please call 0467 869 478 or complete this form.

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