Steel City Strings

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

Upcoming Events

Earth Connections

15 – 22 MAY 2022

Join Steel City Strings and William Barton for our Earth Connections program.


7 – 14 AUGUST

Emily Sun joins Steel City Strings for a modern twist on Vivaldi and more.


2022 Season

Our 2022 Season is now on sale and includes collaborations with William Barton, Emily Sun and Claire Edwardes. Concerts will be performed across the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands regions.

You can read the digital flyer here and our events calendar here.

Video: ‘Seasons’ by Steel City Strings 7-14th August 2022

'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

Donate to Women in Steel Fundraiser

Donate to Women in Steel Fundraiser

All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $15,000 to go towards the historic performance and recording of the Women in Steel percussion concerto to be performed by Claire Edwardes (Ensemble Offspring), composed by Natalie Williams with...

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Donate to Women in Steel Fundraiser

2022 Season – On Sale Now

Welcome to our 2022 Season. 3 incredible concerts. 3 incredible soloists. Make history with us in 2022.  From Our Artistic Director This is a groundbreaking year for Steel City Strings. I’m proud to present three incredible programs with three esteemed soloists that...

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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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