News & Blog – 2016

Tuesday 27th December 2016

More lovely feedback:

“Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day, the two musicians were so very talented and played magically. Merry Christmas.” – Michela & James

Monday 26th December 2016

Happy client feedback from our recent event at Pialligo Estate, Canberra:

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the performance at the Apis Christmas party on Friday night.

The feedback has been lovely about the performance, everyone thought it was a very nice touch to start the evening. Pity that the weather had us cooped up inside, but that was easily forgotten.

I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic entrance to 2017.

Kind regards
Nikki

Saturday 24th December 2016

Very excited here at Stringspace that more photographs from our latest photo shoot & film shoot footage are starting to arrive.

Friday 23rd December 2016

Day 5 at Chifley Tower

Today we recorded our two Chifley gigs, so there should be more mp3 sound files on our website soon.

Tonight in Perth our string quartet were playing as a surprise Christmas gift. They played one hour of special requests at a private residence in East Fremantle.

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Thursday 22nd December 2016

Day 4 at Chifley Tower

More Christmas carols, new pop tunes & classical.

And then a duo gig for Alex and Ollie at Objective Corporation’s end-of-year Christmas Party/new office opening.

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Wednesday 21st December 2016

Day 3 at Chifley Tower

More Christmas Carols, Pop Songs, and Classical.

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Tuesday 20th December 2016

Day 2 at Chifley Tower

Today we performed again from 8 – 9:30am, and then later from 12:30 – 2pm.
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Monday 19th December 2016

This week we are playing Christmas and Pop Tunes every morning and lunchtime (Monday – Friday) at Chifley Tower.

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Sunday 18th December 2016

Here are a couple of little videos we made rehearsing on set the other day. Looking forward to seeing the photoshoot photos and real footage soon.

Saturday 17th December 2016

Today we had a string quartet wedding + reception booking at the National Arboretum, Canberra; A string duo wedding at the Senate Courtyard, Old Parliament House, Canberra; a string quartet at Immerse Winery at Dixons Creek, Melbourne, and a string quartet at Cambewarra Village Church, Cambewarra, Sydney. Another busy Saturday!

In Sydney, we were very happy to have Kat playing in our Sydney string quartet. You can usually hear Katherine leading and playing the big violin solos as Concertmaster of the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, but today she was playing for Stringspace. In Melbourne, Erica Kennedy was leading our Melbourne string quartet. Erica often steps up as Concertmaster of the Victorian State Opera & Ballet Orchestra – Orchestra Victoria. On Thursday Yi was playing in our Omega Quintet. Yi is Co-Concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria and has been friends with Stringspace since his early days in ACO.

Happy Birthday to Cameron for tomorrow. Cameron is one of our main Adelaide Stringspace violinists. His main position in Adelaide is to lead the Adelaide Symphony.

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Friday 16th December 2016

Tonight our strings are playing at a Christmas Party for APIS Group at The Glasshouse in Pialligo Estate, Canberra. The brief is to “play whatever makes you happy!”

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Thursday 15th December 2016

Tonight we had our strings performing Christmas Carols as a string quintet for Omega Watches at their Collins Street Boutique in Melbourne. Also tonight we had a jazz quartet playing for 5 hours at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. They included Happy Birthday with Australian pop singer Megan Washington. In Sydney, our jazz trio musicians were playing at a Hamptons-themed Christmas Party for Freehills at ANZ Tower, Castlereagh Street, City.

Dear Lucie,

Just a quick note to thank you for the last two weeks of events- it was fantastic as usual!

Thank you,

Stefanie – OMEGA
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Wednesday 14th December 2016

Tomorrow night Stringspace are playing Christmas tunes for Omega at their Collins Street, Melbourne store.

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Tuesday 13th December 2016

Here’s the newest clip for our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive. Enjoy!

Monday 12th December 2016

Bridget is performing beautiful solo Bach for a wedding in Canberra today.

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Sunday 11th December 2016

A sweet surprise video that one of our clients made of himself singing a Nat King Cole song as a special 5-year anniversary gift to his wife with our strings and jazz band in Melbourne last week. Thanks Ollie for writing the arrangement and Josh Kyle for the voice coaching. Enjoy!

Saturday 10th December 2016

Today, in Melbourne, we had our string duo – Zoe Black on violin and Zoe Wallace on cello, performing for the Style Co’s wedding of Zoe & Emilio. A very Zoe wedding! We love the Style Co. Cinema Paradiso was our main special request. They had “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles as the Recessional.

In Adelaide, our string duo was performing at The White House. Ali & Gemma played Pachelbel’s Canon for the Processional, Yellow by Coldplay and Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis for the Signing, and then Halo by Beyonce for the Recessional.

In Sydney, our string duo, Peter & Ollie, are playing at a birthday party tonight at Sydney University.

Lots of string duos today!

Friday 9th December 2016

Thursday 8th December 2016

Today we recorded and filmed string songs from 8am – 6:30pm for our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive. We included string quartets, our Stringspace orchestra, singers, & guitar + violin duos. We also had a double photo shoot happening all day at the same time.

In Melbourne, we had our string quartet joining with our jazz musicians (drums, double bass & jazz piano) to make a secret film clip of a Nat King Cole song at Stones of the Yarra in Coldstream.

Later in Sydney, we had a string quintet of our musicians performing festive Christmas tunes for Omega’s VIP clients in their Martin Place Boutique.

 

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Today we recorded and filmed our jazz band playing cool Woody Allen style jazz, guitar & singer ballads, and also fun pop songs for our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive.

Tonight in Melbourne, our strings were performing at an event for The Intercontinental, Melbourne. This is another repeat event. Our strings played music through the ages starting with classical and ending with Beyonce.

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Tuesday 6th December 2016

Here’s the newest clip for our YouTube channel StringspaceLive:

Monday 5th December 2016

Tonight our jazz band were playing at the Price Waterhouse Coopers end-of-year Christmas party at The Pavilion Restaurant at Art Gallery Road, The Domain. Stringspace performed 5 x 10-minute sets of jazz music designed especially to match the menu. We had sparkling latin jazz to go with the apple tea lemon balm and sentimental mellow jazz to go with the licorice basil dried mulberries. We chose “Moonglow” to go with the perfumed fruit dessert.

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Saturday 3rd December 2016

Today we had our musicians performing at two weddings in Melbourne, 1 wedding in Sydney and then later at the Art Gallery of NSW’s Foundation Dinner.

In Melbourne, we had Jade MacRae singing jazz with our string quartet at Abbotsford Convent. Our strings performed for the ceremony and then Jade joined them after to play music for in-between the ceremony and reception.

Also, in Melbourne, we had our strings playing at Mantons Creek Vineyard at Shoreham. They included Pachelbel, Bittersweet Symphony, Sweet Disposition and the Bruno Mars song “Marry You.”

In Sydney, our string quartet was at St Peter Chanel’s church in Woolwich. This has to be one of our most favourite churches in Sydney. By special request, we included The Marriage of Figaro Overture for pre-ceremony music, Delibes Flower Duet for the Processional and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy for the Signing.

Then later tonight our string quartet played pop in the Australian Painting section of the Art Gallery of NSW for their Foundation event.

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Friday 2nd December 2016

Today our string quartet performed at a high profile secret wedding in Potts Point. Tonight we had Milan & the band playing for the Assetlink Christmas cocktail party at Quay Restaurant, Circular Quay.

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Thursday 1st December 2016

Tonight Stringspace performed at a “White Party” at Aerial, South Wharf in Melbourne for Oliver Hume Real Estate Group.
Our strings, Kristian and Aly, performed pop for 1 hour, and then we had Jade MacRae & her singer/accompanist Aaron give a 30-minute show to get everyone up on the dancefloor. It sounded like a fun party!!

Meanwhile, in Perth, we had our string musicians playing at The School of Law, Murdoch University, Perth. The School of Law book with us at least two or three times each year.

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Wednesday 30th November 2016

Tomorrow night Stringspace are performing for Rolex in Adelaide. We have been asked to do everything exactly the same as what we did for them last time. Same Stringspace musicians, same music – “satisfied customers in 2014” – ROLEX

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Tuesday 29th November 2016

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Sunday 27th November 2016

Today our strings were playing at St Michael’s Church in Mitcham, Adelaide. Suzanne, our bride, was mainly keen to include Pachelbel’s Canon for the Processional. She also chose Air by Bach & Menuet by Boccherini for the Signing and then Bittersweet Symphony for the Recessional.

Saturday 26th November 2016

Today our strings are playing at Woodstock Winery at McLaren Flat. They are going to include Can’t Help Falling In Love, Young & Beautiful and A Thousand Years for pre-ceremony music, and then Beyonce’s Halo for the Processional, No One by Alicia Keys and Ave Maria by Beyonce for the signing, and then I’m Yours by Jason Mraz for the Recessional.

Friday 25th November 2016

Tonight we had a String Trio performing Christmas Carols for the St Vincent De Paul Society in Hobart, and in Sydney, we had another String Trio playing pop for 2,000 people at The Dome at Olympic Park Stadium.

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Thursday 24th November 2016

Today Stringspace provided a solo acoustic guitarist to perform “pass the parcel” music for a special Thanksgiving lunch event hosted by Tiffany & Co. at Rockpool.

Later in the evening, we had a solo harpist performing at Equity Trustees new office space launch in Pitt Street, Sydney.

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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Today Stringspace gave a string trio concert at the Grattan Community Centre in Prahran, Melbourne. Our trio gave an eclectic mix of styles. In Adelaide, our jazz band was playing at Tiffany & Co. at North Terrace. This was a repeat booking by Tiffany’s for our Adelaide jazz musicians.

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Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Hi Lucie

Thanks so much for sending such professional and talented musicians to my event last Thursday night – they were brilliant!

Kind regards,
Tiff

Macquarie Bank

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Sunday 20th November 2016

Fantastic feedback this time from our recent String Duo event at the Art Gallery of NSW  for the ASX Top 100 evening.

“Thank you! The client was SO VERY HAPPY with the string duo on Tuesday night! Thank you so much for providing artists of such high quality.”

Adrian

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Saturday 19th November 2016

Today we were performing at Dunningham Reserve, Coogee Bay. We included “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica for the Processional, “Cavatine” by Beethoven & “Everybody’s Free” for the Signing, and then “Big Jet Plane” by Angus & Julia Stone for the Recessional. We played classical before the ceremony, and then jazz after.

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Friday 18th November 2016

Today our jazz band were playing at The Sofitel Grand Ballroom in Brisbane. This is another repeat booking from QUT. Our jazz band were performing stylish recognisable covers for a 3-hour lunch event.

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Thursday 17th November 2016

Tonight Claire, Thibaud, and Ollie are playing for Macquarie Bank at Macquarie’s new offices in the City. They will be great!

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Wednesday 16th November 2016

Tonight Thibaud & Ollie were performing for Omega Watches at Mossgreen on Queen Street, Woollahra. They have already been asked to come back and play again in February.

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Tuesday 15th November 2016

More happy feedback. This time from our jazz band gig last week at the National Portrait Gallery:

Hi Lucie

The musicians were fantastic! Thanks very much.

Regards

Julie

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Monday 14th November 2016

Glowing feedback from a wedding our Adelaide musicians played at earlier this month:

“Thank you so much for everything ! It was absolutely amazing. Appreciate your work!”

Jessica

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Sunday 13th November 2016

Going through lots of new audio from our last shoot today. We should have lots of extra sound files on our website over the next week or so.

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Saturday 12th November 2016

Today we were at Sunshine in Victoria. The rose walls were beautiful! Pics of the girls and guys below!

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Friday 11th November 2016

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Thursday 10th November 2016

Tonight our jazz band, featuring Virna Sanzone singing, was at the NSW Art Gallery for Ernst & Young. They sounded fantastic!

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Wednesday 9th November 2016

Tonight our jazz band were at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, playing music as guests arrived. We love the Portrait Gallery!

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Tuesday 8th November 2016

Tonight Bridget & Ollie were performing at a large scale sit-down dinner of 180 guests for the ASX 100 at the Art Gallery of NSW.

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Monday 7th November 2016

More lovely feedback. This time from Saturday’s string quartet and jazz band bookings at Darling Point and the Park Hyatt in Sydney:

Dear Lucie

A big thank you to you and your wonderful team of musicians for making Alice and Fergus’s wedding so special. The church music was beautiful and perfect for this venue. The trio at the Park Hyatt was amazing and played great music throughout the evening. It was a wonderful night!

Thank you again for all of your assistance and advice.

Kind regards

Helen

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Sunday 6th November 2016

Lovely feedback from last Sunday’s wedding at The Rose Gardens.

Hi Lucie,

Hope you are well,

Just a little email to properly thank you for organising the amazing musicians who played so beautifully at our wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden on Sunday 30th October. We had a truly wonderful day and all our guests were completely enchanted by Stringspace. Unfortunately, on the day itself, I didn’t get the chance to thank the musicians in person as the time flew by so fast. Please, can you pass on our thanks and praise to them. We happily recommend Stringspace to everyone who asks!

Thank you again,
James and Christina
(Mr and Mrs Hanmore)

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Saturday 5th November 2016

Today Stringspace are performing at St Mark’s Church, Darling Point, Our Lady Star of the Sea in Watsons Bay, Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide and then for five hours tonight at The Park Hyatt, Sydney. All strings and then our jazz trio (this time clarinet/sax, cello & piano) at The Hyatt.

A big happy birthday to lovely Stringspace violinist Claire today too!

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Friday 4th November 2016

Today Stringspace provided a string quartet to perform at Centennial Park, a jazz/soul band at The Ivy Bar and a string quartet at Golding Winery in Adelaide. So busy at the moment!

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Thursday 3rd November 2016

We have just reached ten million views and forty thousand subscribers on our YouTube channel StringspaceLive! YAY!

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Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Stringspace is providing an orchestra to perform in the Final Fantasy 3 “A New World” Australian 2017 Tour early next year. There will be performances in Sydney, Brisbane and at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Tuesday 1st November 2016

Here’s our latest clip for our YouTube channel StringspaceLive. Enjoy!

Monday 31st October 2016

Looking forward to providing string quartets at Chifley Tower again this Christmas. Chifley has booked in ten gigs with Stringspace. It’s become an end of year tradition for us. We play at Chifley every Christmas!

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Sunday 30th October 2016

Today we were at The Rose Garden in the Sydney Botanic Gardens. The Processional was “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” the Signing I Feel Good – the James Brown Song & Songbird by Etta James, and the Recessional was “All You Need Is Love.”

Coincidentally we had our musicians playing yesterday in the Rose Gardens in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. In Melbourne, the songs requested were Kissing You for the Processional, All You Need is Love for the Signing, and then God Only Knows for the Recessional.

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Saturday 29th October 2016

Today Stringspace performed at a highly organised wedding at St Francis of Assisi in Paddington. We had a 1-hour rehearsal with choir and trumpets, before letting the bagpiper take over for guest arrival music on the entrance steps. So, yes, a very elaborate wedding where our guys were matching all the brass players in their all blacks. A piano accordionist was playing music on the steps as the guests departed.

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Friday 28th October 2016

Tomorrow we have one early evening wedding at Pod Food, Pialligo, Canberra, two weddings in Melbourne – St Kilda + the Botanic Gardens, one in Paddington, Sydney and one at Hotel Realm in Canberra. So busy!

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Thursday 27th October 2016

Tonight Stringspace were playing for made4media at Origin Energy’s Grant King Farewell at The Mint. We played all classical. They specially requested the Brandenburg Concertos, we love the Brandenburg Concertos, so we enjoyed playing those!

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Wednesday 26th October 2016

On Saturday our Stringspace Orchestra performed all classical at a wedding at St Mark’s Church, Darling Point. The processional was Pachelbel’s Canon, Signing – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring & Bach Air, and then Handel’s La Rejouissance was the Recessional. We had fun!

And then later on Saturday night Hana, Vanessa, and Ollie were playing guest arrival music at The Imperial Paradiso.

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Tuesday 25th October 2016

Today Stringspace performed at Canberra University’s High Tea on the Rooftop of the residences at Canberra University.

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Sunday 23rd October 2016

Today Stringspace were at the NSW State Library for a gorgeous wedding. We included Come Said The Boy and Fields of Gold for pre-ceremony. Paradise by Coldplay for the Processional, Dreams by Gabrielle and You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC for the Signing, and then Lovecats by The Cure for the Recessional.

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Saturday 22nd October 2016

Tonight Hana, Vanessa & Ollie are playing at The Imperial Paradiso at the front of the reception as guests are arriving. They will sound beautiful! Firstly, though, Hana and Ollie will be teaming up with 6 of our other Stringspace musicians to perform at a wedding at St Mark’s Church, Darling Point.

Meanwhile, in Canberra, our string quartet will be playing at a wedding at Old Parliament House. Another busy Saturday!

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Friday 21st October 2016

Tomorrow our Stringspace Orchestra are playing classical at a wedding at St Mark’s Church, Darling Point. The Processional is Pachelbel’s Canon, Signing – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring & Bach Air, and then Handel’s La Rejouissance is the Recessional.

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Thursday 20th October 2016

If anyone wants to listen to something beautiful today, I recommend clicking on this clip:

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Lovely feedback from the Prime Minister’s Department today. We love organising music for their events!

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Here’s our latest YouTube clip. Enjoy!

Monday 17th October 2016

Fantastic feedback from Hetty & James’ concert on Saturday:

“Hi Lucie

Hetty and James were wonderful, a perfect match for the residents and families at Kew Gardens. They loved the afternoon.

Please pass on my rewards.

Roseanne”

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Sunday 16th October 2016

A couple of photos from the lovely wedding we played at yesterday at The Sofitel Hotel.

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Saturday 15th October 2016

It’s another big October Saturday for us! 1 concert in Melbourne, 1 corporate event for the Australian Medical Association of General Practitioners in Canberra, 2 weddings in Adelaide, and 1 wedding and then 1 x 5-hour reception at The Shangri-La Hotel in The Rocks, Sydney.

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Friday 14th October 2016

Tomorrow Stringspace are playing at The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners NSW & ACT Fellowship and Awards Ceremony at Old Parliament House, Canberra.

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Thursday 13th October 2016

This Saturday Stringspace is presenting Hetty Kate in concert at Kew Gardens for Equity Trustees. She’s going to be great!

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Wednesday 12th October 2016

Today Stringspace performed at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Luncheon in Honour of the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong’s official visit to Australia at The Great Hall, New Parliament House, Canberra.

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Tuesday 11th October 2016

Lovely feedback from Sunday night’s Victorian State Government event at Government House:

Hi Lucie,

I hope you are well. Could you please pass on our thanks to the string quartet who played at the Welcome Reception, at Government House on Sunday night. They were excellent, and the music was perfect.” 

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Monday 10th October 2016

Very excited to have Briana back from London in December just in time to sing in our next shoot!

Sunday 9th October 2016

Kristian, Freya, Will, & Mee Na performed for the Victorian State Government tonight at Government House.

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Saturday 8th October 2016

Today Stringspace were playing at so many fabulous events! We had Jade MacRae singing in Hobart for a private event at MONA, we provided both a String Trio and Jazz Band to The Style Co. for a wedding at The Coombe Estate, Coldstream, Bridget & Ollie were playing for Bayer aboard The Pontoon, and we had a wedding in the afternoon at the Bradley’s Head Amphitheatre + later a surprise evening wedding at The Estuary in Brooklyn.

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Friday 7th October 2016

This weekend Freya, Will, Kristian & Mee Na are playing at the Australian Japan Business Corp Committee for the Victoria State Government at Government House, Melbourne. They are going to be great!

 

Thursday 6th October 2016

We are excited to be providing a String Trio for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a special event at Parliament House next week.

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Wednesday 5th October 2016

Lovely feedback from our recent Bvlgari event at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Hi Lucie,

Thank you so much for booking Lily in for us, please pass on our thanks and admiration to her for a beautiful performance piece – she looked stunning and performed magnificently, and was a joy to work with.

Thanks again and best regards,
Lexi

 

 

Monday 3rd October 2016

Here is our newest video clip. Enjoy!

Saturday 1st October 2016

Today Stringspace performed at the Macadamia Orchard in Byron Bay. “Sweet Disposition” was the special request for the Processional.

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Friday 30th September 2016

Today Thibaud, Alex, Ollie & I played at a lovely wedding at St Philip’s Church in the city. Last year we performed at the same church for the bride’s brothers wedding. We are getting to know their family! We included Sweet Disposition for the Processional + Claire De Lune & Kissing You for the Signing.

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Wednesday 28th September 2016

Tomorrow night Stringspace are playing for Bvlgari at the National Gallery of Victoria. The Bvlgari Exhibition is a showcase of 1960s Italian glamour and is on at the NGV from this Friday 30 Sep – 29th Jan 17.bulgari_1
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Tuesday 27th September 2016

Tonight Stringspace were playing at the awards night for “Engineer’s Australia”at Adelaide Oval.

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Monday 26th September 2016

We are very happy to officially welcome Vanessa to our Stringspace violinist team. Vanessa studied classical violin at the Sydney Conservatorium and has since performed with artists such as Tim Minchin, Michael Buble, The Scissor Sisters & Goldfrapp.

Vanessa has arranged music for Peking Duk, Stan Walker, and Axle Whitehead. Her TV shows have included “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Sunrise” and “X Factor”. The Festivals Vanessa has played at include Splendour In The Grass, Vivid Festival (Since I Left You: A Celebration of the Avalanches) and the Graphic Festival (Dave McKean’s 9 Lives).

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Sunday 25th September 2016

Last night our string quartet was at Curzon Hall in Sydney. We played 1 hour of post-ceremony music – 30 minutes of classical and then 30 minutes of pop. We included Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky, The Gluck Melody, Elgar’s Nimrod and the beautiful Mozart Clarinet Quintet adagio for classical, and then a mix of pop. “All of Me” by John Legend was the only special request.

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Saturday 24th September 2016

Today our String Duo were at Duntroon Chapel in Canberra. They included Pachelbel’s Canon for the Processional, Vivaldi’s Winter Largo and a Mozart Allegro for the Signing, and All You Need Is Love by The Beatles as the Recessional.

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Friday 23rd September 2016

Tonight we uploaded new recordings to our singer’s pages. They sound amazing!

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Thursday 22nd September 2016

Today Thibaud and Ollie were at The Sofitel, Sydney performing at a Pink Ladies Charity lunch. The Hon. Nick Greiner was the special guest speaker.

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Wednesday 21st September 2016

Tonight Stringspace provided an upbeat & classic guitar & electric bass duo to perform at a special dinner party for tennis star Andre Agassi at Vue de Monde in Melbourne.

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Tuesday 20th September 2016

Here is our next StringspaceLive YouTube clip. This one is “Young & Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey. Enjoy!

Sunday 18th September 2016

This morning Stringspace were performing onstage at The Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli for a lovely wedding. The couple met over the phone, so, of course, their special request had to be “Call Me Maybe”! We had fun playing that!

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Saturday 17th September 2016

Today Stringspace were playing at St Mary’s Church in St Kilda East, Melbourne. They included Pachelbel’s Canon for the Bridesmaids Processional, Here Comes the Bride by Wagner for the Brides Processional, and then Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Franki Valli for the Signing, and the Mendelssohn Wedding March for the Recessional. Lots of Stringspace favourites!

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Friday 16th September 2016

We started to get some audio back from our January film shoot this week. The first recordings that are going to be uploaded to the website are of our singers Milan, Olivia, and Hetty. They sound amazing! Beautiful songs too.

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Thursday 15th September 2016

Today we set a date for our next film/photo shoot. Very happy that our 6th film shoot is going to be in 2016.

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Wednesday 14th September 2016

Here are a few photos from a wedding we played at recently at The Great Hall, Sydney Uni.

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Tuesday 13th September 2016

Today our strings are at the Grand Ballroom at The Sofitel, Brisbane for another Pink Ladies lunch.

Feedback and photos below from the other Pink Lady events that we have organized music for so far this month.

Thanks again for all of your help. The musicians were AMAZING today!!

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Monday 12th September 2016

Here is our latest clip for our YouTube Channel “StringspaceLive”. Enjoy!

Sunday 11th September 2016

Today guitar and violin duo, Bridget and Joseph were playing at Ottimo House in Sydney. They included Pachelbel Canon, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Hallelujah, Viva La Vida, Nothing Else Matters and Halo.

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Saturday 10th September 2016

Today Stringspace were playing at a wedding in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia. Artist David Sequeira recommended us for this one. Later today our duo were playing at the start of a big wedding reception at Hotel Realm in Barton.

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Friday 9th September, 2016

Close friends from across Sydney’s fashion, media, showbiz, and hospitality circles gathered at Waverley Cemetery today to bid farewell to Cafe Queen Jackie Milijash. We felt very honoured to perform music to celebrate the life of such an amazing and much-loved woman.

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Thursday 8th September, 2016

Today Stringspace are playing at The Astral Ballroom at Crown, Perth for a Pink Lady Breast Cancer lunch fundraiser. Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce is the Special Guest Speaker. This event coincides with Women’s Health Week.

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Wednesday 7th September, 2016

Tonight we almost finished editing all our 2015 film clips. Just one to go! Thanks Andrew for helping edit 190 clips with me for Stringspace. You have been GREAT!! We are going to miss you.

Monday 5th September, 2016

Very excited to be providing a string quartet again to Jigsaw Music for recording sessions next month at Studio 301. Some of the movie scores that Jigsaw Music have orchestrated include Australia, Happy Feet 1 & 2, Mao’s Last Dancer and Mad Max. We love working with Jigsaw Music!

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Sunday 4th September, 2016

Today we reached 9 million views on our YouTube channel StringspaceLive. I think we’ll definitely reach 10 million by Christmas. YAY!

Here’s a link to one of our 1st ever clips. The sheet music for this one was given to us by Jigsaw Music’s Jessica Wells.

Saturday 3rd September, 2016

Today we were performing at a wedding at The Great Hall, Sydney University. The request was for all pop, which was fine by us. Some of the songs they asked us to include were: Viva La Vida, Nothing Else Matters, You’ve Got the Love (fast), She Loves You and When You Saying Nothing At All. We also included Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by special request as the Processional.

Friday 2nd September, 2016

Tomorrow Stringspace are playing at a Sydney wedding. We ‘ll be including “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith as the Processional, Wonderwall by Oasis & Fields of Gold by Sting for the Signing. Beautiful Day by U2 will be the Recessional.

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Thursday 1st September, 2016

Happy 1st day of Spring everyone! #magnolia

Photo credit: Grandiflora

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Wednesday 31st August, 2016

Today we spent all day working on audio from our latest film shoot. We should have more sound files heading to the website this month!

Monday 29th August, 2016

Tonight Thibaud and Ollie are playing as a Violin & Cello String Duo at Quay Restaurant for the 20th Anniversary Dinner of Property Council of Australia. We usually perform for PCA at their large scale corporate events in Parliament House, Canberra. Tonight will be our 1st Sydney event for their company. I’m sure they’ll love our Sydney players too!

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Saturday 27th August, 2016

Getting ready to start going through our latest 2016 StringspaceLive audio with grammy award winning recording engineer & Head of Recording & Broadcast Sydney Opera House’s Tony David Cray next week. Should be fun!

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Friday 26th August, 2016

Best of luck to one of our jazz guitarists Hugh Stuckey who has just been accepted into the Manhattan School of Music in New York. We are going to miss him!

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Thursday 25th August, 2016

Here’s our latest StringspaceLive YouTube clip. Love this song! Enjoy!

Wednesday 24th August, 2016

We were so happy to have David Pereira playing with Stringspace for the 2016 Pink Lady luncheon – a wonderful fundraiser for breast cancer research held at the National Gallery of Australia today.

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Tuesday 23rd August, 2016

Lovely testimonial from a wedding we recently performed at on the verandahs of Vaucluse House:

Hi Lucie,

Thank you so much for everything! You made it absolutely magical. I will send some pics as soon as I receive them. Francesca is amazing!! 🙂

Thank you again

xx

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Monday 22nd August, 2016

Stringspace is looking forward to sharing the stage with Ita Buttrose this week for the 2016 Pink Lady luncheon at the National Gallery of Australia. She’s always so inspiring. If you haven’t had a check-up lately make sure you do!

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Sunday 21st August 2016

Lovely feedback from our Watsons Bay wedding last weekend:

Hi Lucie,

I wanted to drop a quick note to thank you and the rest of Stringspace for playing at our wedding at Watsons Bay over the weekend.

THANK YOU for the fantastic experience – from handling the logistics at the start (despite being done via remote) to the actual event itself, everything’s been flawless. (A few people have actually asked who we used for the string quartet- I’ve shared your details)

Thanks again, just wanted to let you guys know we really appreciated all your hard work! You really made the ceremony very special and memorable for us.

Cheers,
-Nick & Aaron

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Saturday 20th August 2016

A little bit of Stringspace razzle dazzle at the Grounds of Alexandria last night.

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Friday 19th August, 2016

STRINGSPACE ARE PLAYING AT ACMI TONIGHT AT 7:30PM IN FEDERATION SQUARE, MELBOURNE FOR THE SCORSESE QUIZ NIGHT. IT’S A FREE PUBLIC EVENT. ALL WELCOME!

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Thursday 18th August 2016

Tomorrow Stringspace are playing at The Australian Centre For The Moving Image’s Scorsese Quiz Night at Federation Square, Melbourne. Kristian & Svetlana are going to be awesome!

Stringspace will be playing songs that make up the Scorsese themed trivia questions. Yes, we will be including some Rolling Stones!

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Wednesday 17th August, 2016

Lovely feedback from our Saturday Afternoon Tea/Birthday Party concert in Melbourne:
Hi Lucie,
Sally and Lily were delightful. People commented on their great playing, such enthusiastic and lovely musicians.
Thanks very much,
Mary

Tuesday 16th August, 2016

On Saturday night, Stringspace provided a solo violinist for a marriage proposal. If you are looking for ideas, this is a truly great one:
Hana, our violinist, is waiting casually on New South Head Road, Rose Bay with her violin in its case. A couple come walking towards her. The guy asks her if she knows a particular (special) song that’s not very well known. She says she does and gets her violin out. As she’s playing he proposes! The girl says YES! Perfect!

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Monday 15th August, 2016

Really enjoyed seeing Thibaud and Brett playing in a string quartet concert at the Lavender Bay Gallery last night.

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Sunday 14th August, 2016

Yesterday Stringspace played at 2 lovely Sydney weddings. Such a gorgeous sunny weekend for a wedding!

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Saturday 13th August, 2016

Tonight Hana is playing solo violin at a super cute romantic event. More details soon!!

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Friday 12th August, 2016

Hana and Alex are playing at 2 weddings this weekend. The 1st one includes “A Thousand Years” as the Processional, and the other “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles for the Recessional.

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Thursday 11th August, 2016

Our newest clip is Stringspace playing Bach Air. Enjoy!

Wednesday 10th August, 2016

Stringspace will be playing an intimate concert at a birthday afternoon tea in Melbourne this Saturday. The special requests include Songbird, Over the Rainbow and Stand By Me.

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Tuesday 9th August, 2016

We get cool comments on our YouTube clips every day. Hoping to reach 10 million views by Christmas… Currently, we’re at 30,000 minutes of viewing every day, so I think we’ll get there!

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Monday 8th August, 2016

Fun being tweeted by the Art Gallery of NSW. They actually made a little live video!

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Sunday 7th August, 2016

Today Stringspace were at St Charles Borromeo Church. We played “The Book Of Love” by special request for the Processional. It was so beautiful!

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Saturday 6th August, 2016

Stringspace were back playing at “Tiffany & Co.” for another “Breakfast At Tiffany’s event this morning.

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This afternoon our String Quartet were performing at Vaucluse House. Our first song was co-incidentally by special request from the bride “Moon River”. Afterwards we caught up with wedding guest/friend/violinist Francesca Hieu.

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Friday 5th August, 2016

This morning our Stringspace jazz band are playing at Tiffany & Co. for an event called “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. Our musicians will of course be including “Moon River” – such a beautiful song.

Also today Bridget and Ollie were performing at a lovely wedding in The Rocks. They included “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Fields of Gold” for the Signing.

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Thursday 4th August, 2016

Tonight Joseph and Claire performed beautifully at the Art Gallery of NSW.

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Wednesday 3rd August, 2016

Stringspace are back at the Art Gallery of NSW tomorrow night. This time it’s Claire & Joseph playing at The Archibald’s for Herbert Smith Freehills and ANZ. They are going to sound great!

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Happy to get a mention from Pro7ect on Twitter today!

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Friday 29th July, 2016

Today was an excellent day! Amongst other things I saw #twosetviolin at my local train station. This guy is so funny! Check out their channel #YouTube #australian #violinists @twosetviolin

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Thursday 28th July, 2016

Our String Trio are playing classical at the Crestone Wealth Cocktail Party at Collins Street, Melbourne today.

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Wednesday 27th July, 2016

Today Stringspace are playing pop at a cocktail event for Optus at Alto Restaurant in Melbourne. A big thanks to Alto for recommending us again!

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Tuesday 26th July, 2016

Joseph and Claire performing “With or Without You” by U2. Enjoy!

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Favourite twitter comment today:

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Monday 18th July 2016

“Thank you, Lucie. We really enjoyed having you again. You’re always so professional and the crowd loves the contemporary slant to the strings. Photos are great!

Thanks again,
Claire”

Executive Assistant

Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Friday 15th July, 2016

Tonight Stringspace played at the Grand Opening of the 2016 Archibald Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.

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Wednesday 13th July, 2016

Our new YouTube clip: “Corcovado” – Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars

Friday 8th July, 2016

Stringspace are excited to be providing live music at the Opening Night Party of the 2016 Archibald Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW!

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Wednesday 6th July, 2016

Thibaud, James, Ewan and Viv are touring as the Sydney Dance Co. onstage string quartet for “CounterMove”.

Check our the Sydney Dance Company website for dates: www.sydneydancecompany.com.au

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Tuesday 5th July, 2016

Bungarribee concert gig featuring our cellist Ollie this Friday night from 6 – 8pm in the Blue Mountains. All welcome! Guaranteed bliss!

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Monday 4th July, 2016

On Saturday we had another successful marriage proposal! We seem to have a 100% YES answer rate!

“LUCIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She said yes! It was an amazing day! Thank you for fitting me in so quick! Please thank all the girls for me. If any say that I cried they are lying! I was super manly!”

Thanks again,
Matt

Friday 1st July, 2016

We loved working with Zealous Communications on the Victorian State Government Welcome Reception for Health Products last Sunday night.

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Wednesday 29th June, 2016

Here’s our latest YouTube clip for our channel Stringspacelive – “Aqua De Beber” – “Drinking Water”:

Sunday 26th June, 2016

Tonight Stringspace are playing at The Melbourne Town Hall for a Victorian Government welcome reception for the Complementary Health Product Association. 650 guests are expected to attend.

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Friday 24th June, 2016

The InterContinental Melbourne rang today to thank us for providing music at their recent event. Here are some lovely photos of the night.

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Tuesday 21st June, 2016

Big congratulations to Olivia Chindamo for winning the “Young Australian Jazz Artist of The Year” award tonight!

We have some beautiful new clips of Olivia singing “I Thought About You” and “You Are My Sunshine” heading your way on our YouTube channel StringspaceLive very soon! Yay, Olivia!

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Monday 20th June, 2016

Lovely feedback from a recent string trio and jazz band (with vocals) Adelaide event:

Dear Lucie

Just a small email to let you know how WONDERFUL the music was for my wedding. I received SO MANY comments about the strings and Luke! They
were Fabulous!!! Please … please … send my warmest regards and Thank you’s!!!!
Kind regards
Erica 
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Friday 17th June, 2016

Another fantastic 5 star review on “Easyweddings.com”. Thanks Zoe!!

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Wednesday 15th June, 2016

“Thank you so much. The musicians were awesome! We received so many compliments.Thanks again, Kristina.”

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Tuesday 14th June, 2016

Here’s our latest cover. This is our 3rd YouTube version of “What A Wonderful World”.

Sunday 12th June, 2016

Today we provided a small string orchestra to perform in a big Melbourne church. Extra strings can be a great idea for additional grandness!

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Saturday 11th June, 2016

Will & Harry performed at Leonda By The Yarra in Melbourne today. These guys are so great!

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Friday 10th June, 2016

Looking forward to having a string section of 8 of our musicians playing at a Melbourne wedding in Thornbury this Sunday. ‪#‎stringspaceorchestra‬

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Thursday 9th June, 2016

Last minute booking for a classical muso friend’s going away party this weekend. She was after an awesome jazz guitarist! I’ve booked in PJ. He most definitely is a fabulous jazz guitarist! Can’t wait to hear him playing at the party on Sunday. What a treat!

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Wednesday 8th June, 2016

This Saturday our String Duo are playing Bach Arioso as the Processional at a wedding at The Deck – Regatta Point in Parkes, Canberra. They’ll also be including Handel’s Passacaile for the signing and Bittersweet Symphony as the Recessional.

 

Tuesday 7th June, 2016

Really happy to have Peter back from his travels and touring to lead our Stringspace orchestra at a wedding in Thornbury, Melbourne this Sunday.

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Monday 6th June, 2016

Yesterday Harry, Will and Lily were playing at St Georges Antiochian Church in Thornbury. This Saturday they’ll be at Leonda By The Yarra in Hawthorn, and then on Sunday they’ll be back at Thornbury.

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Sunday 5th June, 2016

Listen out for Stringspace playing the string parts in DNA Nation again tonight. It’s such a beautifully made series. We’re so happy to be a part of it! Thanks Sonar Music and Jessica Wells (Jigsaw Music).

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Saturday 4th June, 2016

Tomorrow one lucky Melbourne bride is having Stringspace play this song at her wedding:

Friday 3rd June, 2016

Here’s our next YouTube clip “Cantaloupe Island”. This time it’s our band playing some Herbie Hancock jazz fusion. Enjoy!

Thursday 2nd June, 2016

Tonight we are providing a jazz duo to play for Herbert Smith Freehills’ Annual Wine Tasting Dinner at Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

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Wednesday 1st June, 2016

Last Saturday night Nick, Harry & Mee Na performed at a dinner hosted by the Melbourne InterContinental Hotel at the Melbourne InterContinental Hotel. It sounds like their “Music Through The Ages of Time” was a success!

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Monday 30th May, 2016

Stringspace performed the “House of Cards” theme song to open the ‪#‎vividideas‬ Beau Willimon interview with Leigh Sales on Saturday night. Our cellist Ollie Miller wrote the arrangement. Beau said it was “incredible”!

“Still have this playing in my head from last night: the brilliant ‪#‎Stringspace‬ playing the ‪#‎HouseofCards‬ theme at ‪#‎vividideas‬…” – Jess Scully

Photos by Katrina Clarke; Instagram by Lucie Miller

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Sunday 29th May, 2016

Listen out for Stringspace playing the string parts in the DNA Nation soundtrack on SBS again tonight. It’s a great series! Beautifully made. We highly recommend it!

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Saturday 28th May, 2016

We have 3 fabulous events on tonight: a big House Of Cards string section opening performance for Vivid at the Sydney Town Hall; a string trio playing “Through the Ages of Time” for a dinner staged by Melbourne’s InterContinental Hotel at Rialto; and a jazz band quintet at Old Parliament House for the Australian Medical Association. ‪#‎saturdaynight‬

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Friday 27th May, 2016

Stringspace are providing a solo jazz guitarist at the Australian Medical Association National Conference in Canberra this evening, & also a jazz quintet tomorrow night also for AMA at Old Parliament House. Here’s a live link to Q & A star Tony Jones hosting a panel discussion at this evenings event.

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Thursday 26th May, 2016

We are really excited to be opening The House of Cards talk at the Sydney Town Hall for the Vivid Festival this Saturday night! ‪#‎stringspaceorchestra‬

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Wednesday 25th May, 2016

Tonight Ollie and Liisa are playing at a private dinner party at The Pottery Barn store in Bondi.

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Monday 23rd May, 2016

Stringspace were at Stones of the Yarra Chapel on Friday for one of our fashion industry clients.

Here’s their feedback:

Hi Lucie

I hope this email finds you well.

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for helping me arrange the music for our wedding. The string quartet were AMAZING. All our guests commented on how great they were. It was an honour to have them play at our ceremony.

Thank you again.

Kind Regards,
Kristy

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Sunday 22nd May, 2016

What makes us who we are?

Join Ernie Dingo, Ian Thorpe and Julia Zemiro on an epic journey of genetic time travel.

‪#‎DNANation‬ premieres tonight 8.30pm

*** Music orchestrated by the fabulous Jessica Wells from Jigsaw Music. String parts played by Stringspace ***

Saturday 21st May, 2016

Looking forward to providing solo guitar music at the Sotheby’s dinner at The National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. A big thank you to the NPG for recommending us again!

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Friday 20th May, 2016

Our Melbourne team are playing “Dreams” by special request at a wedding at Stones of the Yarra chapel today. This was one of the 1st songs that we ever covered.

Wednesday 19th May, 2016

Stringspace are providing solo classical and Spanish guitar dinner music this Saturday night at the National Portrait Gallery for Sotheby’s.Sothebys

Tuesday 18th May, 2016

Here is our latest YouTube clip. This time it’s some sublime Handel to help start your day!

Monday 17th May, 2016

Stringspace are providing a string section to perform the “House of Cards” main theme at the Sydney Town Hall, as part of the Vivid Festival next Saturday night! We will be playing the main theme to kick off an interview of the House of Cards screenwriter & producer Beau Willimon with Leigh Sales. We are super excited!

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Saturday 15th May, 2016

Alex, James & Ollie on set. #stringspace #filmshoot #2016

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Saturday 14th May, 2016

Gorgeous wedding today at St Mary’s Catholic Church, North Sydney. We included Skinny Love by Birdy, Royals by Lorde, Viva La Vida, the Goldberg Variations and Pachelbel’s Canon. ‪#‎stringquartet‬ ‪#‎australia‬

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Friday 13th May, 2016

Our favourite YouTube comment of the day is by YouTube watcher Sarah Jahn:

Excellent playing! The mannequins do add a surreal atmosphere, like they escaped from 1950s department stores just to hear your playing… 

Thursday 12th May, 2016

Today we were sent another 5 star review from “Easy Weddings”:

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Tuesday 10th May, 2016

Lovely feedback from Tiffany & Co.:

Thank you, the event went extremely well and Ollie was great! – Rachel. Tiffany & Co.

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Monday 9th May, 2016

Today Stringspace are performing at The Hilton Melbourne South Wharf for Great Southern Shipping. Arts lover The Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle will be attending.

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Saturday 7th May, 2016

Today Cameron and Ewen are playing during post-ceremony canapés at Oliver’s White Hill in McLaren Vale.

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Thursday 5th May, 2016

Tonight Hugh, Leigh and Marty were playing jazz dinner music for Omega watches at The George Ballroom in St Kilda, Melbourne.

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Wednesday 4th May, 2016

Mirabai and Joseph playing “River” from Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album. We hope you like it!

Tuesday 3rd May, 2016

Stringspace are performing from 9 – 11pm at the official Budget Night After Party in Canberra tonight!

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Sunday 1st May, 2016

Today we were at Kirribilli Wharf Reserve for another gorgeous wedding. We included “Even When I’m Sleeping”, “All of Me” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria” as special requests. We had a fun time!

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Saturday 30th April, 2016

Today Stringspace provided a solo jazz pianist to perform at a special event hosted by Tiffany & Co. at The Langham Hotel, Sydney.

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Later in the afternoon Nadia & Ewen were playing at a lovely wedding at Howard’s Vineyard in Adelaide.

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Friday 29th April, 2016

Stringspace gave a classical string quartet concert for the Grand Opening of the E. Sun Bank at the 4 Seasons Hotel on Friday.

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And then later today our string quartet were at playing at an amazing 450 guest Muslim wedding reception at Le Montage in Lilyfield.

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Thursday 28th April, 2016

Looking forward to playing at the official Budget Night After Party again next Tuesday in Canberra.

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Wednesday 27th April, 2016

Favourite YouTube comment today:

Esteban Salinas:

Thank you for making my days with your videos! You all are just amazing, so talented! Thank you for sharing your art to all of us!

Tuesday 26th April, 2016

Our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive is now receiving 400,000 views a month!

Monday 25th April, 2016

Lovely feedback from a recent 90th birthday party event in Canberra:

Hi Lucie

We talked just after Mum’s party (on 19 March) but now that life has returned pretty much to normal, I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful music.

Mum was quite overwhelmed when she discovered that a trio was performing for the afternoon and absolutely loved the music. Indeed all the guests were delighted with the performance. Even some passers-by stopped to listen.

Could you please thank the girls again for their wonderful music and important contribution to Mum’s very special day, they were delightful.

Once again thank you so much. I enjoyed working with you on the music surprise, and wish you every success with Stringspace, and for the future.

Kindest regards
Louise

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Sunday 24th April, 2016

The picturesque Carrick Hill in Springfield Adelaide is the location for our string musicians Cameron and Gemma today.

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Saturday 23rd April, 2016

Today we have our string musicians playing at the National Arboretum in Canberra, The Naval Chapel, Adelaide & St Joseph’s Chapel in Enfield.

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Friday 22nd April, 2016

Tomorrow evening our string trio are playing for a wedding ceremony in Adelaide, and then later our jazz band are playing music for dancing. The request is for lots of Frank Sinatra tunes – our singers specialty! I think everyone’s going to have a fun night!

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Thursday 21st April, 2016

Today we have had more repeat bookings from Tiffany & Co. and Omega watches. They have both booked our jazz band musicians this time.

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Wednesday 20th April, 2016

Here’s our latest video – sit back, unwind and listen to some beautiful music!

Tuesday 19th April, 2016

More feedback from one of our Easter Saturday weddings:

Hi Lucie

Belinda & I didn’t get a chance yesterday, but wanted to pass on a huge thanks to the team for doing such an awesome job. It made the ceremony so special & all our guests were blown away.

Thanks again

Jason & Belinda

Monday 18th April, 2016

Lovely feedback from the wedding yesterday at East Fremantle Yacht Club:

“Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing job you did yesterday. It made the day very special.” – Holly

Sunday 17th April, 2016

Today our string trio were playing at the East Fremantle Yacht Club in Perth.

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Saturday 16th April, 2016

Today our musicians were at an amazing Muslim wedding at Panorama House. Our wedding couple had the most amazing drumming bridal party entrance music for their reception. We played the ceremony music, and then inside we played amplified string quartet music at the reception (as there were so many guests!) including Diamonds for the cutting of the cake.

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Friday 15th April, 2016

Erica Kennedy (for all you violin fans – yes, Erica is a sibling of Nigel Kennedy) & Alyssa after today’s Melbourne wedding.

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Thursday 14th April, 2016

Tomorrow Claire, Alex and Ollie are playing at a wedding in Watson’s Bay, Sydney, and in Melbourne Erica, Alyssa, Anthony & Lily are at Linley Estate on Dandenong Road. Another busy Friday for us!Claire

Wednesday 13th April, 2016

Tonight Stringspace were playing pop at the opening of the new Lululemon Store in Claremont Quarter, Perth. They had fun!

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Tuesday 12th April, 2016

This Saturday Thibaud, Hana, Ollie & I are playing at a wedding at Panorama House. We are looking forward to it!

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Monday 11th April, 2016

Our musicians are playing pop at the Grand Opening of the new Claremont Quarter Lululemon Store tomorrow night. Have a look in if you’re in the area!

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Sunday 10th April, 2016

Here’s a little feedback from yesterday’s wedding at Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne from Charis White Celebrant-Melbourne Marriage Celebrant:

 “The super sweet Ty and Emma were married at the Abbotsford Convent this afternoon. What an afternoon it was, the clouds parted and the sun came out. The boys looked stunning and relaxed as I met them in the Bridal suite. They were sipping bourbon and having a great time.
Emma looked simply stunning and her two flower girls were so cute. The team at Bursaria Fine Foods did an amazing job with the coordination and set-up, it is always divine there. Shane from Botanics outdid himself with the amazing flowers and garlands. I loved Ty’s line that “Emma has the beauty of one thousand goddesses and the kindness of a thousand saints.” Cue “augh moment”
The gorgeous girls from Stringspace played as Emma walked down the aisle. Jess Tremp from Brown Paper Parcel Photography was documenting the day and Suzie was the videographer. Congrats you super sweet lovebirds!!” 

Saturday 9th April, 2016

Today we had Stringspace musicians performing in weddings at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne, Cottesloe Gardens in Perth, Como Gardens in Melbourne, and another at Little Bay Chapel, Sydney.

Here are a few photos taken at the Little Bay Chapel wedding:

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Friday 8th April, 2016

Stringspace are playing tonight for BMW at their Champion Events dinner. We love providing music for BMW!

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Thursday 7th April, 2016

Some of us are heading into the Opera House to play in the Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake again tonight…

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Wednesday 6th April, 2016

Lovely feedback from our wedding at The Bangarra Room last Sunday:

Dear Lucie

We just wanted to say thank you for the incredible music at our wedding ceremony on Saturday.

Everyone has commented how amazing Stringspace were.

Your string version of Never Tear Us Apart by INXS for the bridal entry was spot on and brought a number of guests to tears it was such a beautiful piece.

From start to finish Stringspace were so professional and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family for their special occasions.

Thank you

Monica & David

 

Tuesday 5th April, 2016

Schubert’s Ave Maria is our newest YouTube clip. Enjoy!

Monday 4th April, 2016

Stringspace were playing at Sergeant’s Mess in Mosman yesterday morning for a wedding. ‪#‎blackandwhiteseries‬

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Sunday 3rd April, 2016

This morning we have our musicians performing at 2 weddings: 1 at Sergeants Mess in Mosman, and the other at a small family wedding in Glenelg, Adelaide. Ewan, Hana, Ollie, Cameron, Ali, Jason & Ewen are all going to be great!

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Saturday 2nd April, 2016

Today we performed at a wedding in the Bangarra Room at Pier 4 Hickson Road. Here’s Ollie, Hana and Ewan outside the Sydney Theatre Company.

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Friday 1st April, 2016

Today Ollie & Ewan played at a tiny church for a wedding in Watsons Bay.

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Sunday 27th March, 2016

Stringspace at Oatlands House for an Easter wedding last Sunday.

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Saturday 26th March, 2016

Ollie, Bridget and Thibaud at a private event at the Art Gallery of NSW tonight.

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Friday 25th March, 2016

Thibaud, Bridget and Ollie are playing at the Art Gallery of NSW this Saturday night. ‪#‎easterwedding‬

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Thursday 24th March, 2016

Happy Birthday, Hana!

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Wednesday 23rd March, 2016

We once had a bride who was a massive Presets fan. As a bit of a treat we contacted our friend Kim from The Presets and asked him to recommend songs for us to arrange for her wedding. She was so excited when we told her! We, of course, included this song in the ceremony:

Tuesday 22nd March, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mira!

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Monday 21st March, 2016

Today our String Trio are playing at the Four Seasons Hotel for the launch of CTBC Bank. They are going to be great!

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Sunday 20th March, 2016

Today our jazz band performed at an intimate Sunday afternoon wedding at a private residence. They included “Into My Arms” by Nick Cave as the processional.

Saturday 19th March, 2016

Today our string trio played at a lovely surprise birthday celebration, a wedding at the Canberra Botanic Gardens – The Rock Garden (such a great location!), and at Old Parliament House in the Senate Gardens.

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Friday 18th March, 2016

Getting ready for 3 more wedding celebrations and a party this weekend! ‪#‎stringspace‬ ‪#‎stringquartet‬ #stringspace ‪#‎jazzband‬

Thursday 17th March, 2016

Today we were back editing more videos for our YouTube channel StringspaceLive.

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Wednesday 16th March, 2016

Ollie is playing solo cello today at the 2016 Art Gallery of NSW’s Travel Draw Announcement. This year there are 10 luxury prizes worth over $85,000 to be won by patrons of AGNSW. Ollie is going to include some Russian cello music to match the 1st prize of a privately guided week in Moscow and St Petersburg.

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Tuesday 15th March, 2016

We just received a lovely email from one of our Friday brides:
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to pass on our thanks to the girls from last Friday.
They were amazing, and the songs were exactly how I played them out in my head! It made such a difference to our ceremony. Our guests also commented on how fabulous they were.
Please pass on our thanks.

Also, it has been a pleasure dealing with you in the lead up to our big day – couldn’t have been more simple to organise and liaise with.
Kind regards
Mindy & Jon”

Sunday 13th March, 2016

Today Freya, Sally & Lily are playing at a Jewish wedding ceremony this weekend in Melbourne. They’ll be including “Nothing Else Matters” for the 7 circle processional and “Mazel Tov” to celebrate the breaking of the glass!

Saturday 12th March, 2016

Today our musicians played at 3 weddings in Melbourne, 1 wedding in Canberra, and 1 performance at the National Gallery of Australia for the NGA’s annual foundation dinner.

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Friday 11th March, 2016

Today Bridget, Ollie, Ioana and I played at a lovely wedding in the Hunter Valley! We included, by special request,  the love theme from “The Godfather” in pre-ceremony music, Kissing You and A Thousand Years for the Processional, All of Me by John Legend & At Last for the Signing, and Viva La Vida for the Recessional. Oh my goodness! Such beautiful vows!

Ollie & Bridget enjoyed playing a little croquet at the end in front of the waterfall once all the guests had gone inside!

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Thursday 10th March, 2016

Tomorrow Alex, Vanessa & Rebecca are playing at St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Rose Bay. They’ll be including Here Comes the Sun as the Processional, Hallelujah for Offertory, Beyonce’s Ave Maria for Communion, Kissing You & A Thousand Years for the Signing, and All You Need Is Love for the Recessional. Beautiful!Alex_00142_web

Wednesday 9th March, 2016

This Saturday night, Ioana is playing in our string quartet at the National Gallery of Australia’s Foundation Dinner in Canberra. ‪#‎stringspace‬ ‪#‎stringquartet‬

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Tuesday 8th March, 2016

Yes, Stringspace also books fabulous singers & jazz band musicians for events. We hope you like our latest clip!

Monday 7th March, 2016

We have a wedding booking this Friday at the Botanic Gardens where 3 out of 4 of our musicians are currently in the Sydney Dance Company production of “Counter Move”. If you haven’t already seen it we highly recommend that you do!

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Sunday 6th March 2016

Gorgeous wedding yesterday at the Sydney Botanic Gardens. We had a gong struck as our Processional & Recessional cues!

In Adelaide, our bride requested the signing song “What A Wonderful World” to start straight after “And now you may kiss the bride”. Beautiful!

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Saturday 5th March 2016

Stringspace will be playing at a wedding in the Sydney Botanic Gardens today. Our string quartet will be including “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap as the Processional, Fields of Gold and Every Breath You Take by Sting for the Signing, and Beautiful Day for the Recessional. In Adelaide, our string quartet performed “You Are My Sunshine” as the Processional. Hana_Claire_2532

Friday 4th March 2016

This weekend Thibaud, Bridget and Ollie are playing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Moon River, Fields of Gold, Pachelbel’s Canon, Bach Air, and Bittersweet Symphony at a wedding at Monte Chapel. They are going to be great!

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Thursday 3rd March 2016

Alex and Claire are performing tonight at the “Life Company of the Year Awards” at the NSW Art Gallery. They are going to be fabulous!

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Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Stringspace are playing tonight at “Cocktails and Conversations,” an event hosted by Animal Medicines Australia. We will be including “Bittersweet Symphony” by special request!Hana_00018_web

Tuesday 1st March, 2016

Stringspace is playing at the “Life Company of the Year Awards” this Thursday at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Australian swimming champion Ian Thorpe is the guest speaker. Thank you AGNSW for recommending us!

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Sunday 28th February 2016

Lovely wedding today at Our Lady Of Victories. The bridesmaids wore pantsuits – very Charlie’s Angels! – and the wedding booklet was beautifully personalised. ‪#‎gorgeousevents‬

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Wednesday 24th February 2016

Tonight Hana played solo violin traveling from Bellevue Hill to the city as part of a surprise anniversary celebration! The client rang straight after – she was so happy!

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Tuesday 23rd February 2016

We have just reached 6 million views on our YouTube channel StringspaceLive. Hooray!

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Monday 22nd February 2016

Looking forward to providing live music for the National Gallery of Australia’s annual fundraising dinner again this year. We love the NGA! #stringquartet

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Sunday 21st February 2016

We have just received the raw audio files back from our latest film shoot and they sound amazing! YAY!

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Saturday 20th February 2016

Today Stringspace are playing at a wedding at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden in Melbourne. The special requests are: Processional – Pachelbel Canon, Signing – Can’t Help Falling In Love & Stand By Me, and the Recessional – Bittersweet Symphony. This booking is for someone in the industry. I hope she loves our music!

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Friday 19th February 2016

Tomorrow night Stringspace are back at Old Parliament House in Canberra. This time it will be our strings playing in Kings Hall for Delta Agribusiness’ 10 Year celebration!

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Wednesday 17th February 2016

Lovely feedback today from our recent HSBC jazz band event at Old Parliament House:

“Thank you and the Stringspace musicians for a great performance last week at the Chinese New Year event.

The band was fantastic, professional and engaging!

I can’t speak highly enough.”

Helen

Tuesday 16th February 2016

Alex and Milan post a surprise birthday party gig at Bathers Pavilion – Balmoral Beach. They played “Dust In The Wind”, and also the David Bowie song “Life On Mars” by special request. It was amazing! ‪Our client said he couldn’t believe how talented they both are! He was definitely thrilled!  #‎happydays‬ ‪#‎celebrations‬ ‪#‎violinguitarvocals‬

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Monday 15th February 2016

Our Valentine’s Day proposal was a big success! She said YES! The happy couple then said they wanted Nadia & Gemma to play at their engagement party! #love #togetherness #2016

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Sunday 14th February 2016

Nadia and Gemma are playing at a surprise marriage proposal tonight! ‪#‎valentinesday‬ ‪#‎love‬ ‪#‎strings‬ ‪#‎violin‬ ‪#‎romance‬ ‪#‎adelaide‬

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Saturday 13th February, 2016

Looking forward to hearing Milan & Alex rehearsing for today’s surprise birthday party booking in Mosman!

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Friday 12th February 2016

Cameron, Nadia, Natalie, and Ewen are heading to Coriole Winery this weekend to play at a wedding in the Adelaide Hills. They’ll be including “Walking On A Dream” as the Processional, “Skinny Love” + “All of Me” for the Signing. They’ll also play these other special requests: Somebody That I Used To Know, Young & Beautiful, Wonderwall, & Sweet Disposition.coriole-winery-1

Thursday 11th February 2016

Looking forward to Milan singing and playing guitar with one of our violinists this Valentine’s Day weekend.Milan_2225

Wednesday 10th February 2016

Are you a fun teacher or keen student? We here at Stringspace have designed “PaperPark” Practice Books for music students. Please check out our website: www.paperpark.com.au

“Some time last year I saw one of your Practice books, I had a look through and it was exactly the sort of thing I’ve been looking for. I took a photo of it and of course did nothing about it until now when the year has already started. Very typical of me 🙂
Anyways… could I order 20 copies please.”

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Tuesday 9th February 2016

Our jazz band musicians are playing at Old Parliament House in Canberra tonight for Chinese New Year.Old_Parliament_House

Monday 8th February, 2016

YAY! Pachelbel Canon has just reached 1 million views! 🙂

Sunday 7th February, 2016

Here’s our latest clip. Now this one’s pretty fun!

Saturday 6th February, 2016

Tonight we played a list of special requests at a Star Wars themed birthday party. The hosts said we were the best string quartet they had ever booked, and they’ll definitely book with us again! YAY!

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Friday 5th February 2016

Tomorrow Stringspace are playing in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens in the morning, and then at a private party in Sydney later in the evening. ‪#‎stringquartet‬ ‪#‎saturdays‬

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Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Lovely feedback from Saturday’s wedding:

“I just wanted to email to thank you for the beautiful string quartet that played at our wedding on Saturday. I didn’t even get a chance to speak to them in all the craziness, but just wanted to thank you all, they were amazing.”

Cheers,
Kye and Alex

Monday 1st February 2016

Stringspace are mentioned in the next Bride to Be magazine. They said our musicians did a fabulous job! 🙂

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Sunday 31st January 2016

Here’s our latest Stringspace clip a Joni Mitchell ballad called “A Case Of You”.

Saturday 30th January 2016

Waiting for cues at today’s wedding. ‪#‎saturdays‬ ‪#‎stringspace‬ #‎violinist‬ ‪#‎violin‬ ‪#‎musician‬ ‪#‎music‬ ‪‪#‎australia‬

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Friday 29th January 2016

Tomorrow Alex, Hana, Ollie, & I are playing at Our Lady Star of the Sea church in Watsons Bay. We’ll be including the wedding marches for the Processional and Recessional, and All I Want Is You by U2 for the Signing of the Register.

Stringspace is an agency made up of a collective of friends who all work together for the common goal of providing extremely high quality live music.

Thursday 28th January 2016

Hi! My iPhone is being temperamental at the moment, best to email if you are trying to get in contact: lucie@stringspace.com.au

Wednesday 27th January 2016

It’s birthday time around here at Stringspace. Alex’s birthday was yesterday, and Ollie’s is today. Happy Birthday Alex and Ollie!!

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Tuesday 26th January 2016

Milan sang & played her guitar so beautifully at Claire’s wedding yesterday. Unforgettable by Nat King Cole was the Processional.

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Monday 25th January 2016

Big congratulations to Stringspace violinist Claire who got married today!

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Sunday 24th January 2016

A couple of photos from The Style Co. wedding on Friday at St Kilda. #friends #brothers #flowerarch

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Saturday 23rd January 2016

Today Kristian, Peter, Suying, and Zoe were at Woodland House, Prahran. They included by special request Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros for the Processional, Bach Air and What a Wonderful World for the Signing, and All You Need Is Love by The Beatles for the Recessional.

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Friday 22nd January 2016

Today our musicians are playing at 2 weddings in Melbourne. We have one string quartet playing at St Xavier Chapel inPeter_00077 Kew, and another at The Harbour Room in St Kilda for The Style Co. They are both going to be fantastic!

Thursday 21st January 2016

Our lovely violinist Mirabai is currently on tour with avant-garde American folk singer Joanna Newsom. Mira will be playing the violin, viola, keyboard, and will also be singing. Tonight they are at the Sydney Opera House.

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Wednesday 20th January 2016

Stringspace are really happy to announce that we are now representing Caterina Torres. Caterina came to fame on the TV show The Voice.cat_Torres_ricky_martin

 

Tuesday 19th January 2016

Lovely mix of classical and pop at the wedding on Saturday. #the beatles

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Monday 18th January 2016

On set last week for our latest Stringspace film shoot! All the musicians were amazing! ‪#‎stringspacelive‬ #2016

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Sunday 17th January 2016

“Thunderstruck” is our newest video for our YouTube channel StringspaceLive. We hope you like it!

 

Saturday 16th January 2016

Thibaud_StringspaceMirabai_Peart_StringspaceToday we had 3 weddings in Melbourne and 1 in Sydney. They all went extremely smoothly! Thanks to Mirabai, Thibaud, Ella, Alyssa, Bec, Gabby, Zoe, Peter, Sally, Ioana, Imelda, Anthony, Matt, Lily & Susanna for playing.

Mirabai, Thibaud, Ella, & I were at Centennial Parklands Restaurant for a bahai wedding. Alyssa, Bec, Gabby, & Zoe were at Ripponlea Estate. Sally, Imelda, Susanna, & Matt were at The Amora Hotel, Richmond; and Peter, Ioana, Anthony, and Lily were at Coombe – The Melba Estate for a Style Co. wedding.

 

Friday 15th January 2016

Today was a day of returns. Starting off with the awesome air-conditioning company who saved us from 42 degree heat, and ending with returning dresses to the wonderful Celia at Dragstar Clothing in Newtown.

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Thursday 14th January 2016

Today we had another huge all day film shoot for our YouTube channel StringspaceLive, & also two full day photos shoots. New 2016 Stringspace photos and videos are coming soon!!

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Wednesday 13th January 2016

We have just reached 25,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel StringspaceLive. Every single day people view 17 days worth of our Stringspace video clips. It seems that we are most popular in America, but of course are booked the most in Australia! Big thanks to everyone for watching!!

Tuesday 12th January 2016

Today is a day of final decisions for songs that our Melbourne jazz singers are going to sing with PJ Koopman (our Sydney based guitarist). A slow, reflective version of “You Are My Sunshine” for Olivia Chindamo is a definite!

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Monday 11th January 2016

Today was all about the film shoot running sheet, and string quartet song decisions.

 

Sunday 10th January 2016

Today I booked in our final hair and makeup artist for next week. Boxes are being ticked!! Not long to go now…

Saturday 9th January 2016

Today we had a good time shopping at Glebe markets for dresses for the shoot! It’s so much fun shopping for clothes for our gorgeous girls!

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Friday 8th January 2016

Looking forward to representing contemporary Melbourne jazz singer Hannah in 2016.

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Thursday 7th January 2016

Today I had a meeting with Tony to discuss audio for next week. He’s going to be great!

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Wednesday 6th January 2016

Really happy to have Tony David Cray doing the sound for our next Stringspace shoot! Tony is an Australian born Grammy award-winning audio engineer/producer with over 26 years’ experience working in the audio and music industry.
Tony is also the Head of Recording and Broadcast for the Sydney Opera House. I think we’re in good hands!

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Tuesday 5th January 2016

Today Stringspace are playing at a wedding at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Canberra. Our Stringspace musicians are including “Young & Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey and “Walking On A Dream” by Empire of the Sun.

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Monday 4th January 2016

1st day back for 2016!

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Hello 2016!!


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