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Cedar-Rose Newman

Cedar-Rose Newman ​performs with Steel City Strings

Cedar-Rose Newman
Cedar-Rose Newman plays with Steel City Strings

Cedar-Rose Newman (15) will feature as a soloist for ​​our 2019 Celebration of Youth concert series.

Cedar-Rose Newman Celebration of Youth Soloist

She is excited to be returning home to perform Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. A work that combines playful virtuosity with beautiful lyricism.

She said,

“The invitation is very special because the series allows me to perform the work three times, in three different venues. An unusual opportunity for someone my age.”

​Music education

Cedar-Rose grew up in Wombarra on the NSW South Coast and was drawn to music from a young age. Her interest has been nurtured by a family with strong musical traditions.

​Learning violin with Sarah Hindson from 2010, she also studied piano, music theory and singing at the Wollongong Conservatorium.

In 2016 Cedar-Rose was invited to the United States to study with Albert Markov.

She is now learning violin with Lucie Robert in the Pre-College Division of the Manhattan School of Music​.

And, recently Cedar-Rose won the Kate Bamberger Memorial Scholarship for violin 2018/19 from the Manhattan School of Music.

​In 2018 she received her Associate Diploma for piano from the Australian Music Examination Board, studying with Gian-Franco Ricci.

The Confidence to Perform

Cedar-Rose acknowledges that there are always some nerves before performance, but says:

“From the beginning my violin teacher encouraged us to perform. She also made performing a celebration through her studio concerts. From there I have been lucky to have been given many opportunities to perform by the local community. As a musician so many hours are spent practicing in solitude, but in the end music is about sharing.”

​As a feature soloist in many concerts, Cedar-Rose is well known to audiences in Wollongong, on the South Coast and in the Southern Highlands.

In 2017, Cedar and Lina Lee premiered Ann Carr-Boyd’s (AO), “Australian Dawn and Bush Dance”. First playing with Steel City Strings in the first Celebration of Youth Concert.

Then they recorded it and other works for piano and violin for a CD, Fandango Returns​. These works have been broadcast in Australia.

Festivals

​The joy that comes from making music with others and learning from different musical cultures led Cedar-Rose to attend summer festivals:

  • the Riverina Summer School for Strings (Australia)
  • Language and Music for Life programs across Europe
  • ​Masterclass Al-Andalus in Spain

​She is also looking forward to participating in the Australian Youth Orchestra’s Young Symphonists Programme this April.

In 2018 ​Cedar-Rose was awarded the Musical Ambassadors Award by Music for Youth. This Connecticut organisation provides performance, mentoring and internships for young musicians.

Cedar-Rose Newman - feature soloist

​Cedar-Rose ​will be a feature soloist in the 2019 Celebration of Youth concert series. She will be performing Camille Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.  

Celebration of Youth Concert Series

​Sunday 24 March 2pm
​Kiama Pavilion

​Saturday 30 March 7.30pm
Wollongong Town Hall

​Sunday 31 March 2pm
Chevalier Performing Arts Centre

Jared Lillehagen – Steel City Strings guest soloist

Jared Lillehagen Portrait

​Jared Lillehagen is an Operatic Baritone, proficient in Italian, French, and German diction.

​​​Jared Lillehagen's training

Jared Lillehagen studied a Bachelor of Music Performance and an Advanced Diploma of Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Dr Michael Halliwell and Anke Hoepner.

​He has been a finalist for some of Australia’s most prestigious eisteddfods and singing competitions including

  • Sydney Eisteddfod
  • Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Awards, and
  • The German Australian Opera Grant.

Jared graduated in 2013.

Jared's performing experience

Since graduating, Jared has performed vast and varied roles from Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) to Harašta (The Cunning Little Vixen) taking on roles with

  • Opera Australia
  • Sydney Chamber Opera
  • Opera Hunter
  • Opera New England
  • Pacific Opera

Per­forming extensively as an oratorio soloist, Jared has appeared with

  • Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
  • Sydney University Graduate Choir
  • Penrith Symphony Orchestra
  • Syd­ney Conservatorium Choirs

He has also performed with the Opera Australia Chorus in Puccini’s Turandot and Bizet’s Carmen.

Jared's stage experience includes Count Almaviva and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Morales in Carmen, Harasta and Parson in The Cunning Little Vixen to name a few.

​During 2016 and 2017 Jared toured full time with Opera Australia’s NSW schools program.

In 2018 he re-joined the Opera Australia Chorus.

Jared continues to perform regularly as a recitalist and concert soloist.

​STRINGS WITH VOICES

Now is your chance to ​experience the energy as over 50 superb musicians join ​Daniel Tambasco to perform Schubert’s joyful Mass in G, the youthful Fauré’s hymn Cantique de Jean Racine, and Grieg’s lyrical Holberg Suite for string orchestra.

​Strings with Voices Guests also include

​Susie Bishop - guest Soprano Soloist >>

​Daniel Tambasco - guest Tenor Soloist >>

​con voci - Chamber Choir

Daniel Tambasco – Steel City Strings guest soloist

Daniel Tambasco portrait

Daniel Tambasco's unique style, vocal talent and stagecraft brings to life the songs people love from pop to opera and everything in between. He commands attention as soon as he steps on stage.

Daniel Tambasco’s training

Born in Sydney to Italian parents, Daniel was destined to be an opera singer.

Following his Diploma in Music at Eora College, he undertook an Advanced Diploma in Opera reaching the level of semi-finalist in the prestigeous Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award in 2013.

Daniel completed a Master of Music Studies (Opera Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2014.

He was winner of the 2017 Rising Star Award – Australian Club Entertainment (ACE) Award.

In 2018 he was a finalist in one of the categories for the Mo Awards and received a nomination in two categories (Rising Star Award and the Best Male Vocal Award) for the Australian Club Entertainment (ACE) Awards.

Daniel’s performing experience

Daniel works on a regular basis in the Australian cabaret club circuit and is a casual chorister for Opera Australia.

He has an extensive repertoire in Musical Theatre, Operetta and Opera and was recently featured in the Opera Australia chorus of La Bohème performed live on the Sydney Harbour. 

He has performed a wide variety of roles in

  • Operas by Mozart, Cimarosa, Offenbach, Gluck, Purcell, Milhaud, Nicolai and Verdi.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan operettas
  • Oratorios including Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
  • masses by Mozart, Dvorak and Haydn

The philanthropist

Daniel Tambasco is also a man with a big heart.

He has been active in fundraising for

  • The National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Pancare foundation for Breast Cancer research
  • Pancreatic Cancer research

and has been the organiser of annual fund raiser concerts.

What Daniel Tambasco is up to next

Daniel Tambasco Album launch

Daniel has been working on his first album titled 'Reinvented' which will be launched on 19 July in Sydney. For information visit www.danieltambasco.com.

And of course you have the opportunity be totally enthralled with the up-and-coming superstar, Daniel Tambasco, when he performs in the Strings with Voices concert series as guest Tenor with Steel City Strings:

  • Verdi's "La donna e mobile"
  • Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" and
  • Morricone's "Nella Fantasia" (originally the instrumental "Gabriel's Oboe" from the film "The Mission")

​STRINGS WITH VOICES

Now is your chance to ​experience the energy as over 50 superb musicians join ​Daniel Tambasco to perform Schubert’s joyful Mass in G, the youthful Fauré’s hymn Cantique de Jean Racine, and Grieg’s lyrical Holberg Suite for string orchestra.

​Strings with Voices Guests also include

​Susie Bishop - guest Soprano Soloist >>

​Jared Lillehagen - guest Bass Soloist >>

​con voci - Chamber Choir

Susie Bishop – Steel City Strings guest soloist

Susie Bishop

Susie Bishop BCA MMus, a feature soloist with Steel City Strings in the Strings with Voices series, is a prominent vocalist and multi-instrumentalist in the Sydney music scene.

Susie Bishop’s training

After receiving her Bachelor of Creative Arts in Drama with distinction in 2005 at the University of Wollongong, she was a recipient of the BBM Scholarship for Music and Drama in 2005. She was then accepted into the Royal Northern College of Music, UK where she obtained her M Mus in Opera in 2010.

Alongside this training she continued with her rigorous classical studies on violin which she had first started at age four.

Susie's experience

Her interests and skills in performance are wide-ranging, and she regularly performs and tours with some of Sydney's highest profile ensembles in both her capacities as violinist and singer, with a music career that is quickly gaining momentum.

​Susie Bishop's interests and skills in performance are wide-ranging, and she regularly performs and tours with some of Sydney's highest profile ensembles in both her capacities as violinist and singer, with a music career that is quickly gaining momentum.

Her operatic engagements have included

  • a recital series at the Independent Theatre in 2013
  • regular recitals with the Resonance Concert series
  • touring with The Song Company
  • performing as soloist with the Marais Ensemble

​Susie's other collaborations include

  • guesting as violinist and vocalist with multi-ARIA award winning ensemble Monsieur Camembert
  • performing at the prestigious MONA FOMA festival in Hobart as violinist with the Hinterlandt ensemble
  • performing with new early music jazz fusion ensemble Elysian Fields as vocalist and violinist

​​​​​Recordings by Susie 

Suzie Bishop member of Chaika

Susie co-founded Chaika (www.chaikaband.com) a world influenced fusion enseble who have already recorded two albums. Based in Sydney, Chaika (“chai” as in the spicy tea, “ka” as in ‘car’) is an ensemble that performs uniquely original compositions and re-imaginings of traditional songs.

Susie received a Jumpstart grant to study in Argentina after recording an album with Sydney-based tango quintet Tangalo.

She has also composed and recorded a duo album in collaboration with her sister Laura Bishop.

What Susie Bishop is up to next

Susie Bishop is a guest Soprano with​ Steel City Strings' in the Strings with Voices winter 2018 concert series.

Susie will sing Handel's "Piangero", Handel's "Tornami a vegheggiar" and Edith Piaf's "La Vie en rose".

​STRINGS WITH VOICES

​Now is your chance to ​experience the energy as over 50 superb musicians join Susie Bishop to perform Schubert’s joyful Mass in G, the youthful Fauré’s hymn Cantique de Jean Racine, and

Grieg’s lyrical Holberg Suite for string orchestra.

​Strings with Voices Guests also include

Daniel Tambasco - guest Tenor Soloist >>

​Jared Lillehagen - guest Bass Soloist >>

​con voci - Chamber Choir