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13TH FEBRUARY 2019
Cedar-Rose Newman performs with Steel City Strings
Cedar-Rose Newman (15) will feature as a soloist for our 2019 Celebration of Youth concert series.
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.
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.