Shaun, a violinist with the Brandenburg Orchestra, was guided during the early years of his development by Kiama High school music teacher Graham Deans, before studying at the Australian Institute of Music, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and in Europe.
“I am very proud to be a part of the Steel City Strings ensemble concert series,” says Shaun. “Our program showcases some of the finest musical talent the area has to offer, and some of the most beautiful music written for string orchestra. It is just so wonderful to have these sorts of groups performing in the area where I grew up.”
His mother Jennifer Stewart admires his passion for his music. “We were never in
a financial position to pay for violin lessons, but that never stopped him. He did odd jobs and delivered pamphlets to the local area to pay for the lessons… he was also fortunate enough to receive a scholarship from the local CWA,” she says with pride. “All through his career he never gave up even when the odds were stacked against him.
“He is not only a lover of music and the violin, he is also a fighter to make his dreams happen.”
Details: 29 Nov, 2pm, The Pavilion Kiama.
Tickets $25/$20 from trybooking.com/JOBF or ph 0467 869 478