student participation

Performing experience

Join our SCS Illawarra Rising Stars –  teams of junior chamber strings players.

Preformed chamber groups joining the Illawarra Rising Stars have the opportunity to be tutored by our internationally experienced Principal Cellist, Ilir Merxhushi.

Prior to each Steel City Strings performance a string group provides the perfect ambience for our arriving audience. What better way to gain valuable performing experience from an appreciative audience? Teachers and individuals are invited to register students under 18 years by email to the Orchestral Manager, Yve Repin at

Mentoring and developing young local players through coaching and providing opportunities to play and perform with the orchestra is an integral part of our strategy for developing the orchestra and its members.  To be listed please email the Orchestral Manager, Yve Repin at