News & Blog – 2013

19th December 2013

Stringspace is featuring tonight from 6-9pm at Westfield Bondi Junction. Come along and have a listen whilst doing your Christmas shopping!

17th December 2013

campbelldiamondBig congratulations to our Canberra guitarist Campbell Diamond who has just become a finalist in the Tokyo International Guitar Competition. YAY! Nice one!!

16th December 2013

Stringspace will be providing Christmas foyer music at Chifley Tower in Sydney every day this week from 12-2pm. If you’re in the city please pop by and have a listen!

15th December 2013

Stringspace is providing the Department of Treasury & Finance with a string quartet for a G20 event at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra this weekend. We love the NGA! This is our 2nd event for the Department of Treasury.

14th December 2013

MaddyStringspacescreenshotSo great to have Maddy back home in Australia again!

11th December 2013

Stringspace recently staged a concert event at Rutherglen House in Melbourne for ANZ.

Here’s their lovely feedback:

“Lorina was delightful. She was stunning to look at and her voice was amazing. She engaged with the audience and broke down all barriers. The venue suited her absolutely. Her accompanist was extremely skilled and sympathetic to Lorina’s voice. They were an excellent duo. It was a privilege to have them perform for us.

Hopefully, we can use your services again in the future.” Robin


9th December 2013

Stringspace string quartet with Architecture in Helsinki at the Goodgod Club, Chinatown:







Stringspace rehearsal at the NSW Arts Exchange building in The Rocks, courtesy of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.


6th December 2013


We really enjoyed collaborating with Architecture in Helsinki at the Goodgod Club last night! Fans were singing along to all the tunes and we got to premiere one of their new songs.

3rd December 2013

Stringspace will be supporting Architecture in Helsinki this Thursday at the Goodgod Club in Chinatown. We’ll be playing a few of their songs that we’ve specially arranged for string quartet + special requests that AIH have made from our Stringspace song list too.

2nd December 2013

Stringspace string quartet musicians recently performed at the Perth Town Hall for a corporate event.


22nd November 2013

Stringspace provided a solo violinist to perform “That’s Amore” for the McDonald’s “Amore” campaign launch in Sydney today. This event was produced by Todd Sampson.


21st November 2013

Stringspace is staging a concert event for ANZ tonight at Rutherglen House, Melbourne. Opera Australia star Lorina Gore will be singing 3 accompanied arias including O Mio Babbino Caro, and Andrea Keller will be performing jazz piano. It’s going to be a special night!



19th November 2013

Claire & Ollie on a break at a surprise masquerade wedding in a Surry Hills warehouse last night.


17th November 2013

Stringspace String Quartet & Taikoz shared performing at a corporate event at the NSW Art Gallery last Friday. It was fun catching up with our ridiculously talented percussion friends!



16th November 2013

Stringspace is presenting a violin duo concert tonight from 8-9:30 PM at The Prince of Wales Lodge in Mt Barker, Adelaide. Anne Horton and Ali Heike will be performing music by Wieniawski, Leclair, and Bartok. We think it’s going to be great!

15th November 2013

Today we have a string quartet wedding event at The Carousel in Melbourne. All classical requests this time.

14th November 2013

miraStringspace is performing at “Flowers In Motion” this evening. 1,000 guests are expected and there’s going to be a flower fashion show!

8th November 2013

Big congratulations to Sharon from our Melbourne team who has just been accepted into the Australian String Quartet! YAY!!


6th November 2013

Stringspace excursion to see Beyonce on Sunday! Thanks to Acer Arena for the Stringspace comps!



31st October 2013

The Stringspace Jazz Band are playing for Herbert Smith Freehills tonight at Liberty Place, Castlereagh Street. This will be our second jazz event for Freehills.

“Our partner was really impressed with your jazz band last Thursday and is very keen to have them play at our client event on the 31st.”

“We loved them! They are fantastic.”

Sunday 27th October 2013

Stringspace presented a lovely pre-dinner concert today. This concert featured former ASQ musicians Anne Horton (Violin) and Rachel Johnston (Cello) along with the internationally acclaimed violinist Elizabeth Layton.

“Refreshing, uplifting and just perfect for your Sunday early evening.”

23rd October 2013

Stringspace provided musicians throughout Australia in 2013 for the “A Day With Andre Rieu” tour. Our string quartets performed both pre and post-show entertainment at VIP events for Andre’s biggest Australian fans.






10th October 2013

Stringspace presented Jade MacRae in concert at Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne tonight.






Monday 30th September 2013

Our jazz band performed at the opening of the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills new premises at Liberty Place in Castlereagh Street, Sydney tonight. Our string quartet also featured at the Opening of Liberty Place

Other September 2013 events for Stringspace:

Stringspace were at Vogue Fashion’s Night Out for M.A.C Cosmetics


Stringspace has had 9 performances at M.A.C Cosmetics in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide.


Our first event for M.A.C was at Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. Our male violinist was asked to include the 3rd movementvogue_fashion_night of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Zigeunerwisen by Sarasate (very tricky!!), and Back to Black by AC/DC. He wore a shiny gold jacket and black velvet pants by special request.

This event was styled by M.A.C Cosmetics New York. 


The Stringspace Jazz Band were engaged for 2 nights at Tiffany’s in Collins Street, Melbourne.

Our singer Briana was elegantly styled by Tiffany’s in a beautiful dress and jewellery for these events. 

31st August 2013


Stringspace provided 7 string quartet/duos at Myer Spring launch events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast & Brisbane.

These were VIP launch events for Myer’s new 2013 Spring range.

Lachlan (pictured below) was a violinist at our Gold Coast Myer Spring event. Aug 2013.


  • The Stringspace Jazz Band gave a concert at the Canberra Jewish Memorial Centre in August 2013. It was a big success!
  • Our Violin & Guitar concert on Sat 24th August at Mt Barker was sold out! YAY!!
  • Stringspace performed for the Hardy Brothers “The Vault Collection” dinner. This dinner was perfectly located at The Guardian Vaults on Castlereagh Street.


31st July 2013

The Stringspace concert on Sat 13th July at the Prince of Wales Lodge featured 3 of our Adelaide musicians  who aside from performing regularly with Stringspace also play full time with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Here’s a review from the I Love Mount Barker website of the 15th June Stringspace Guitar & Violin concert:

Music In the Hills:

Recently I was made aware of the concerts at the Prince of Wales Lodge in Mount Barker and I was intrigued to come along to the most recent concert featuring Aleksandr Tsiboulski – one of Australia’s finest classical guitarists and Anne Horton on violin who recently was a part of the Australian String Quartet.

Now let me just preface this and say that attending a classical music concert is not normally my first choice in activities.

My knowledge of the subject is limited to say the least and I certainly won’t attempt a full scale review of the event.

In saying this I must say that I was truly impressed by the World Class talent that played on Saturday Evening. Aleksandr Tsiboulski was simply amazing on the guitar and played beautifully – at times incredibly it seemed he was playing by feel only with his eyes shut!

Anne Horton played in duet with Mr Tsiboulski and her performance was equally as impressive. I have been told that seeing a classical guitarist and violin in duet is a rarity and I feel privileged to have been a part of the audience.

The venue is The Prince of Wales Lodge and is located off Hutchinson Street. It provides a relaxing and refined setting for the enjoyment of world class classical music. Set in the majestic and historical surrounds of the oldest Freemasons Lodge in the Hills – an evening at the Prince of Wales is an experience like no other.

Looking for something different to do? Make sure you get along to the next concert – they are held monthly.

Review of our most recent Stringspace Concert by Michael Nitschke

June 16, 2013


Friday 31st May 2013

Our May String Quartet Concert at the Prince of Wales Lodge was an entirely French program.

Thursday, 30th May 2013


Tonight Stringspace performed at the National Portrait Gallery for the National Portrait Gallery.

Saturday, 25th May 2013


Tonight we provided a string quartet at the Garvan Institute’s 50th Anniversary Gala.

Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Today we provided a String Quartet at the National Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit in Canberra.

April 2013


  • 2-day Stringspace film shoot for our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive. This time, we filmed our String Quartets, Jazz Bands, Duos & Orchestra with violin soloists.
  • We also filmed At Last with Jade MacRae and Time After Time with Briana Cowlishaw and our Stringspace Orchestra.

Tuesday, 30th April 2013

Natsuko recently performed the Bach A minor Violin Concerto in our April string quartet concert at the Prince of Wales Lodge. It was amazing!!

Tuesday 26th March 2013

Today we provided a String Trio to perform at The University of Canberra’s graduation reception at The Lobby Restaurant, Parkes.

10th March 2013

Ollie & Mirabai from Stringspace co-wrote and recorded string parts with Kim Moyes from The Presets in 2013.



28th February 2013

Our Stringspace Orchestra performed Sweet Disposition and You’ve Got The Love at the wedding of Brock Carter (musician from the electronic band “The Substance”)

24th February 2013

Tonight the Stringspace Orchestra presented a public outdoor concert for Claremont Council in Claremont, Perth. Lily Dior was our guest vocalist. She sang Moon River, At Last, & Poor Wayfaring Stranger. Mirabai played Crazy In Love by Beyonce and Stand By Me, and Shaun Lee-Chen performed the Winter Largo from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
We were immediately asked to stage two more orchestra concerts within the next few months. The Mayor of Claremont loved our concert!


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17th February 2013

BashirOur string quartet entertained guests at the 50th Anniversary of the Garvan Institute at Government House in Sydney tonight.

Wednesday, 13th February 2013

Stringspace performed at the QUT Health Awards ceremony in Brisbane tonight.

10th January 2013

Stringspace performed music by the fabulous Nick Wales at the Dion Lee fashion show at the Sydney Opera House. Our violinists were dressed by Dion.



Mirabai & James from Stringspace performed in a fabulous production at theSydney Dance Company – De Novo

De_Novo Stringspace joined Pinterest & Twitter in 2013

We have received 246,000 hits on our YouTube channel Stringspacelive! Also,  200+ people are subscribing each month!

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