News & Blog – 2014

2014 News and Archives

Chifley Tower Grand Re-Opening

The songs chosen had a New York theme – E.g Empire State of Mind & New York, New York. We added electric bass to our acoustic strings by special request.

Valentine’s Day performance in Manuka, Canberra

QUT Health Awards, Brisbane

This is our 5th year playing at the QUT Awards nights.

G20 Event

Stringspace performed at Government House for the Treasury Department.

Official farewell of Governor General Dame Quentin Bryce

Stringspace performance at Parliament House for the official farewell of Governor General Dame Quentin Bryce. This event was hosted by the Prime Minister and attended by Bill Shorten MP and his wife Chloe.

Our string quartet was playing as guests entered the Great Hall and after the unveiling of the new portrait of the Governor General.

This event was organised by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Stringspace were honoured to perform at the Great Hall, Parliament House for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their Royal Tour of Australia.

Jazz Bands for MYER throughout Australia

We had seven jazz bands performing for MYER simultaneously in Melbourne, Chadstone, Doncaster, Sydney city (featuring Briana), Brisbane, Adelaide (featuring James Muller on guitar), and Perth.

National Gallery of Australia High Tea Performance (string quartet)

Saba Store Opening at the Melbourne Emporium

Marais Store Opening on Bourke Street, Melbourne

Tiffany & Co. – jazz band (Sydney)

Briana sang with our jazz band in-store for Tiffany & Co.

Actress Georgina Haig’s wedding at The NSW State Library

Jade MacRae sang with our band at the GPO Building for MYER

Sweet Art, Paddington – wedding

Wedding music for Paddington cake shop Sweet Art in Woollahra. Our strings played for the ceremony, and then our jazz/pop band with Briana singing were for later.

The Prime Minister of Japan’s Visit to Australia

Live String Quartet music at Parliament House, Canberra for the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, and then two days later a Jazz Band at the Astral Ballroom, Perth also for the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia.

These events were hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Two full days of recording film music at Fox Studios

MYER – Bourke Street, Melbourne performance

Flying Fish Restaurant

Briana sang with our strings for a special celebration event for Flying Fish Restaurant at Flying Fish Restaurant.

Michelle Bridges was a special guest. She was lovely!

Band for MYER

A jazz-meets-pop-meets-funk band tonight for MYER, Brisbane.

ROLEX

In-store performance for ROLEX – Adelaide.

Herbert Smith Freehills Christmas Party – Hampton-themed (jazz trio)

DJ for MYER

We provided a young female DJ to MYER.

Mercedes

C-Class Mercedes Benz launch in Sydney.

Archibald Exhibition

Private viewing at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Melbourne Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week catwalk shows for Vanishing Elephant and INCU at QV Hideaway (upbeat folky pop guitar duo).

Herbert Smith Freehills

Jazz trio (with violin and cello) for Herbert Smith Freehills at Castlereigh Street, Sydney.

IKEA – The Ikea Sleepover

Our Stringspace Orchestra woke up competition winners at IKEA.

AFTRS – Fox Studios

All-day film scoring recording session at AFTRS, Fox Studios.

Andrea Bocelli Australian Tour

Stringspace provided a pre-show string quartet concert for Bocelli VIP guests at Allphones Arena. This event was hosted by Richard Wilkins.

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Canberra Treasures Fund launch.

ACT Legislative Assembly

Special concert event hosted by the ACT Government.

MYER Brisbane – pop & Jazz band

The band were perfect. Created just the right atmosphere. They looked great too! Can we book them again this Saturday to play at the opening of our new store? – MYER

Bossa Nova/Lounge Style Jazz

Bossa nova lounge style jazz for Freehills.

Jazz Band for the official Opening of the new MYER, Mt Graffan

12-piece string orchestra for Melbourne wedding

Stringspace provided a 12 piece string orchestra and string quartet for this gorgeous wedding!

Love the Australian landscape and seeing our Stringspace musicians in action in this video.

Celebrity Chef Dinner

We provided a solo harpist to perform around midnight at the Art House Market, North Melbourne for a special Celebrity Chef Dinner.

PCF Capital Event – Perth

PCF Capital event at Fraser’s Restaurant, Perth.

Herbert Smith Freehills – Jazz band (Sydney)

Jazz duo for HSF at their annual client dinner.

Engineers Australia

Our strings performed at a corporate event for Engineers Australia in The Cathedral Room, Adelaide Oval.

National Portrait Gallery

Our jazz band performed entrance music at the National Portrait Gallery.

Stringspace on-stage with Sally Cooper

Sydney Town Hall corporate string quartet on-stage performance featuring Sally Cooper. This event was hosted by John Foreman.

Volvo Christmas Party

Volvo Christmas Party on Sydney Harbour. This is a repeat booking for Stringspace.

St Vincent’s De Paul Christmas Party, Hobart (string trio)

Porsche

Solo jazz piano player for Porsche in Melbourne.

Brunswick Street Art Gallery, Melbourne

Cellist playing solo Bach at the annual Homeground Art Auction at Brunswick Street Art Gallery, Fitzroy.

Stringspace performs for the President of France at the National Gallery of Australia

Stringspace performs for the President of France at the National Gallery of Australia (string quartet).

This event was hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The PM Tony Abbott was also in attendance.

ANZ Design Team dinner

Briana sang with our jazz band at a private dinner for the ANZ Design Team at the Hamer Hall Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Tiffany & Co. – in-store performance, Adelaide (jazz band)

Equity Trustees – new office space launch, Sydney (solo harpist)

Zaparas Lawyers

String Duo for Zaparas Lawyers, Melbourne.

The War Memorial, Canberra

Northrop Grumman event at The War Memorial, Canberra (string quartet).

Netball Australia Dinner at Parliament House, Canberra

Lovely feedback from our Netball Australia Dinner at Parliament House, Canberra (String Quartet)

Hi Lucie,

I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to the musicians on Saturday evening. They were absolutely fantastic.

The background music was a lovely addition in the Marble Foyer for pre-dinner drinks and the background music throughout the main breaks in the Great Hall made for a great evening.

The musicians were great to work with and please pass on my appreciation for their flexibility as any good awards evening we were not on time from the beginning so break times changed throughout the night.

We look forward to using Stringspace for any future events.

Kind regards,

Melanie

(Netball Australia)

Murdoch University – School of Law (Perth)

String Duo for the Murdoch University School of Law. This is a repeat booking for us.

The Prime Minister’s Christmas Party at Kirribilli House

Stringspace string quartet performed at the Prime Minister’s private Christmas Party at Kirribilli House, Sydney.

Porsche Christmas Party, Melbourne

Jade MacRae and our jazz band performed at the Porsche Christmas Party in Melbourne.

InterNational Chinese Film Festival

Three on-stage performances for the 2014 InterNational Chinese Film Festival. These performances included a 5-minute female violinist show with a very spacey backing track of Pachelbel, Bittersweet Symphony and Summer from the 4 Seasons.

Chifley Tower Christmas Foyer music

Every year we perform a mix of Christmas and pop tunes for one week in the entrance foyer of Chifley Tower.

Bayer aboard The Pontoon, Sydney Harbour (string duo)

Saturday 4th October 2014

Today we had a solo cellist performing at Albert Hall in Canberra, and string quartets performing in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Here’s a lovely testimonial from our Melbourne wedding:

“I just want to say how amazing your musicians were last Saturday at my daughter’s wedding at St Andrew’s in Brighton.

Please pass on to them my sincere gratitude, everyone at the wedding absolutely loved them, they were flawless!

Thanks to you also for being so lovely through the booking process. You made it all so easy for us.

Having your strings there made the whole ceremony magical, without it the ceremony would not have been the same. The church is quite big and cold and the music just made it feel warm and wonderful. I cannot praise them enough really.

Once again, thank you so much for all your assistance. I will surely recommend Stringspace to my family and friends if they ever need to hear some beautiful violins and cello!” Michelle.

Monday 19 May 2014

Stringspace review on “Easy Weddings” today:

From: Lyndsey F.
Score: 5/5

Comments:”Stringspace were absolutely fabulous. Professional, talented, fun and a pleasure to have around on our day. Lucie was a complete delight to deal with and very flexible with our custom requests. Thank you so much guys for being part of our day :)”

 

Sunday 27 April 2014

This weekend we performed at the Maître d’ of Quay Restaurant’s very stylish wedding at – where else? – Quay Restaurant!

We also performed at Sergeants Mess (Mosman) and Buxton Manor Gardens, North Adelaide.

Maddy


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