Steel City Strings

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

Upcoming Events

2020 Digital Season

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

The Composer Is In The Room

1st, 7th, 8th November 2020

Steel City Strings will give the World Premiere of Cinque Forme d’Amore, a new work by Elena Kats-Chernin commissioned by a local philanthropist in memory of her late husband and their life here together. The all-Australian program includes works by other local composers.

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

David Vance on the Chamber Orchestra

David Vance on the Chamber Orchestra

Steel City Strings pianist and program annotator, David Vance joins the dots on Chamber Music and the role of the Chamber Orchestra. You can view the video below or read the transcript. "The keyword here is "chamber," meaning a room. Not any old room, of course, but...

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Steel City Strings Announces 2020 Digital Season

Steel City Strings Announces 2020 Digital Season

2020 DIGITAL SEASON | OCT // NOV // DEC   From October to December 2020, Steel City Strings will perform its inaugural Digital Season. 3 incredible 40-minute concerts. 3 incredible months. The Digital Season will see a combination of complete orchestra works such...

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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

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ACF
Wollongong City

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