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 rather a room in which one might entertain […]

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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 as Warlock’s ‘Capriol Suite’, trios, quartets and various solo performances from our […]

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ARTIST PLAYLIST: Matthew Tsalidis – Violinist

To help you learn about some of our musicians, we’re asking some of them to submit their ‘playlist’. Today, we hear from Matthew Tsalidis, one of Steel City Strings’ violinists.   Toss the Feathers (trad.) The Corrs Forgiven Not Forgotten Growing up in the 90’s, I was a huge fan of The Corrs. ‘Toss the […]

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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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