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Steel City Strings’ Celebration of Youth 2019

Supporting and fostering award-winning young Australian classical musicians and composers through a unique opportunity to perform with Steel City Strings in March.

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‘Steel City Strings’ is a truly unique not-for-profit chamber orchestra of professional musicians bringing the highest quality chamber music to the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands.

Our musicians are absolutely passionate about fostering musical skills and experience in our youth. They firmly believe in the educational value of music far beyond the music itself.

“MUSIC EDUCATION DOES NOT JUST MAKE CHILDREN MORE MUSICAL; IT UNLEASHES THEIR CREATIVE POWERS.” Richard Gill, legendary conductor, teacher and tireless advocate for music education in Australia

Real concert performance experience is critical to the development of young musicians, but can be very difficult to achieve without support.

The cost of putting on concerts is high: venue hire, supporting artists’ fees, marketing and publicity not to mention the experience of creating and organising concerts.

So, Steel City Strings created the ‘Celebration of Youth’ concert series.

MARCH 2019 CELEBRATION OF YOUTH WILL FEATURE:

Peter Lavilles (15) – Bassoon Soloist
Peter won the 2018 Wollongong Conservatorium Concerto Competition and is currently studying for his AMUS.

Cedar-Rose Newman (15) – Violin Soloist
After numerous Australian prizes, Cedar moved to the US in 2016 to study with Russian violinist, conductor & composer Albert Markov.

Emma Snellgrove (16) and Caitlin Schlenker (17) – Singer/Songwriter duo Soloists
In 2018 they performed their original song ‘Capsized’ in the Cantabile Music Festival at the Sydney Opera House.

BlueScope Youth Orchestra
This award winning Wollongong Conservatorium of Music ensemble will be touring Greece in 2019.

Adrian Whitehall (21) – Composer
Playing double bass with the Sydney Youth Orchestra since year 6, Adrian discovered a passion for composition at 17 after winning, the Australian Chamber Orchestra composition project.

We’d like to ask for your support to help the 2019 Celebration of Youth concert series in March successfully provide our young, talented musicians an opportunity to develop their professional potential.

Your donation will allow us to:
• Offer young musicians the thrill of playing with a professional orchestra
• Afford bigger venues including The Wollongong Town Hall and Chevalier Performing Arts Centre
• Cover artists’ travel fees
• Bring to audiences the passion and joy that young people bring to music
• Continue to support and foster musicianship in young players from the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands

You can read more about these exciting young performers and composer along with concert venues at www.steelcitystrings.com.au

Or contact us at steelcitystrings@gmail.com or call 0467 869 478

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Steel City Strings is a Wollongong-based string orchestra comprising professional musicians from the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands regions.

Since its inception in January 2015 as a not-for-profit incorporated association, Steel City Strings has delighted music lovers by presenting fine music in 9 concerts a year in Wollongong and South Coast regional townships.

Led by conductor Luke Spicer and Artistic Director Kyle Little, the orchestra provides performing and professional development opportunities for musicians in the south coast region of NSW, both as orchestra members, as soloists, and as composers.

“Unbelievably good! We are so lucky to be able to listen to such a standard of music in Wollongong, without going to Sydney” is typical of audience enthusiastic feedback after a Steel City Strings concert.

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