It’s great to be working with Steel City Strings in the role of Manager. I take my hat off to Yve Repin OAM who has created some very big shoes to fill during her excellent leadership. It’s great to be able to still have Yve in the organisation to help me adjust to this role. I’m looking forward to facilitating concert promotions and being part of the team at a time where my performance work is limited.
A bit about Steel City Strings from their website:
Steel City Strings is a Wollongong-based string orchestra of musicians from the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, and Southern Highlands of NSW regions. Since its inception in early 2015 as a not-for-profit incorporated association the orchestra has delighted music lovers by presenting fine music from a range of genres in nine concerts per year in townships across our broader region.
Led by Conductor Luke Spicer and Artistic Director Kyle Little, the orchestra provides performing and professional development opportunities for musicians in the South Coast and Southern Highlands as orchestra members, as soloists and as composers.
2019 was a big year for the orchestra winning the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in a Regional Area, playing on an episode of The Bachelor and recording Ann Carr-Boyd’s works for strings. An ensemble from the orchestra played with William Barton at the 2019 Illawarra Business Chamber Awards which was leading to further collaboration this year.
The orchestra provides an important platform: