4TH JUNE 2018

Susie Bishop – Steel City Strings guest soloist

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 

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”.

 
Suzie-Bishops-group-Chaika

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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.

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.

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