Here’s our newest YouTube clip. Enjoy!
Today our String Trio were at a private double birthday celebration in Brighton East, Melbourne. They included classical, jazz and pop by special request.
Below are photos of Melbourne violinists Kristian and Nick from yesterday’s Style Co. wedding. Such a gorgeous location! Check out the amazing views!
Today our String Trio, lead by Kristian Winther, are playing for The Style Co. at a private residence in Frankston, Melbourne. They’re including Bach Air for pre-ceremony music, Pachelbel Canon for the Processional, Halo by Beyonce and Fix You by Coldplay for the Signing, and then Beautiful Day by U2 for the Recessional.
In Sydney tonight we have a solo jazz piano player performing at a private residence in Glebe for Australian playwright Wendy Beckett’s birthday. Guests include Australian composers Ross Edwards and Elena Kats-Chernin, and Australian dancer and choreographer Meryl Tankard
My grandparents made, owned & hosted The Neutral Bay Music Hall from 1961 – 1980. It was beautiful, a little like the State Theatre on the inside. Just discovered this postcard!
Today Stringspace provided a Solo Harpist to perform at a special welcome luncheon hosted by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for Chinese Premier Li at The Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra.
Tonight Stringspace performed 3 sets with singer Jade MacRae onstage at The Ivy Bar Ballroom for March Into Merivale. It was a big success with Merivale’s saying it was “a magical performance”. They sounded AMAZING!
Really excited to have our musicians performing at March Into Merivale at The Ivy Bar tomorrow night. Jade will be singing songs like Here Comes the Sun, Diamonds and Empire State of Mind with our string quartet. They are going to be great!
Tonight Sally, Suzanna, MeeNa and Elena were at Silks Restaurant at Crown in Melbourne. They were playing at a small intimate dinner for four hosted by The Asian Executive. They performed 3 songs as a client gift: Autumn Leaves (one of my favourites), Por Una Cabeza, and the Libertango.
Lovely feedback from a wedding Claire, Bridget and Ollie played at earlier this month:
I’m sorry for this late reply! We’ve been on our honeymoon and have just returned to Sydney.
I’d just like to thank you and the trio that performed at our wedding as the feedback on the performance have been excellent! The string trio did a really great job! So thank you again for making our wedding day so perfect.
Hotel InterContinental – Macquarie Street, Sydney
Today we had our string duo playing at a wedding in the Lavender Garden, Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. Bach Air was the Processional, Bach Cantata and Young & Beautiful by Lana Del Rey were for the Signing, and then the Mouret Rondeau for Recessional.
In Melbourne, our string quartet was at The Gold Leaf Restaurant at Star Crescent in Docklands. Kristian, Peter, Cerid, and Matt included a mix of styles. The only special request was “All You Need Is Love” for the bridal couples entrance.
Excited to be providing live music – this time Jade MacRae and our string quartet, for March Into Merivale’s at The Ivy Bar next week.
Here’s an excellent review of our Sydney Opera House Kids Music Cafe concert series:
More great feedback from the Prime Minister’s Department. This time for our recent event at their luncheon for Prime Minister Netanyahu.
“The musicians were fantastic.” – Jessica Sweeney
– Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
We love receiving professional photos back from clients of our musicians out on events. Here are some that we received today:
Thanks again for everything, it was a wonderful day and we had so many comments on how great the string quartet and Jade were.
We started today with our final concert at the Opera House for the Kids Music Cafe March Series. It’s been so fantastic! Looking forward to collaborating with the Sydney Opera House again on another project in a couple of months. The next program will have approx. 20 performances and we’re hoping to include some Wagner!
After our concert, we had a wedding at Lavender Bay where even the couples’ pets were included in the vows! And in Melbourne we had 3 weddings: a pop string quartet at Gardens House in the Botanic Gardens, a string duo at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Abbotsford Convent & a classical/pop string quartet booking at the Treasury Gardens in Spring Street, Melbourne. Another busy Saturday!
Sending a big shout-out of thanks to our friends @enerds who have offered to completely look after and maintain our email from now on. You guys are such legends!! It’s been great hanging out & getting to know you all more at your North Sydney offices this week. Enerds also look after Sydney Festival’s entire computer system, so we’re in excellent hands!
Another shout-out to the fabulous Alex Avery of alexavery.com.au for all your time and upcoming help with the behind-the-scenes maintenance of our website.
Feeling very lucky to have you all around!
In other news, we had another concert at the Opera House this morning. The ABC came along and said they are interested in filming our concerts for TV!
In the morning we had another fun concert for the Sydney Opera House at the Sydney Opera House, and then in the evening Stringspace provided a solo piano player to perform as 1400 guests arrived at the magnificent State Theatre for the Australian premiere of “Beauty & The Beast.” #bookingsfordisney #selectedentertainment #stringspace #collab.
Today Audrey joined our March Concert Series at the Sydney Opera House with a little violin solo. She was great!
This morning we were rehearsing and then performing at the Opera House for the new Kids Music Cafe series. We included Bach, Handel, Beethoven, and Vivaldi. It was really fun!
Very excited to discover that Drew Fairley is hosting our Sydney Opera House Kids Music Cafe concerts this week. I booked Drew to do a stand-up routine of the song “Hotel California” at my 27th Birthday Party. He was so, so, so, so, so funny!! Can’t wait to work with him! It’s been a while!
Photo credit: Edwina Pickles, SMH.
Excited that Kristian Winther is leading our Melbourne Stringspace Orchestra in the Final Fantasy Concert at the Recital Centre later this month. Kristian is widely regarded as a superstar violinist in Australia!
Today Stringspace were playing at two lovely weddings.
In Sydney, our string trio was at The InterContinental Hotel on Macquarie Street. They included A Thousand Years and Pachelbel’s Canon for the Processional, the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria & Bach Air for the Signing, and then Mendelssohn’s Wedding March for the Recessional.
In Canberra, our strings played Wagner’s Wedding March as the Processional, Elgar’s Salut D’Amour and Vivaldi’s Largo from Winter, and the Mendelssohn Wedding March for the Recessional (same!!). They were at The Boathouse in Barton.
More happy feedback:
“Everything went really well. The quartet was wonderful. We really enjoyed having them there.” Lily – Circa The Prince, St Kilda
Welcome to Autumn! My most favourite season!
Tonight our band are playing pop and some jazz for a corporate event at 5 Martin Place, Sydney. Our guitarist has put together a playlist to match the client’s request of “upbeat music with a good vibe“. It includes some Beatles – Here Comes the Sun, Stevie Wonder, & Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off + their usual very cool Latin jazz like Corcovado & The Girl From Ipanema. They are going to sound completely amazing!
We receive lots of fan mail from people all over the world who are watching our StringspaceLive YouTube clips.
Here’s a recent one:
My name is Max. I live in England and have recently come across Stringspace and your beautiful music videos on YouTube.
I didn’t even know that I liked this sort of music until I saw Stand By Me, now I have fallen in love with Stringspace and after only a couple of weeks watching and listening, I have now been inspired to learn classical guitar.
I just wanted you to know, that believe it or not, your music has the power to change lives like it has mine, thank you for showing me the path that leads down a beautiful road.
We’re so happy that you’re enjoying our music!!!
Stringspace is so thrilled to be staging five string quartet concerts for the Sydney Opera House next week. All five concerts are already completely sold out. Thank you to the Sydney Opera House for inviting us to play! We are super excited!
Today Stringspace collaborated with Solution Entertainment at Sketch in Docklands, Melbourne.
People are now viewing over 1 million minutes of our YouTube clips each month – that’s 1 year and 333 days of watching every 30 days. Crazy, but so great!!
Stand By Me is one of our most popular ones.
Tonight Stringspace were performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay. Thibaud & Ollie played a mix of classical, jazz & pop.
Here is our latest YouTube clip of the classic song “You Are So Beautiful.”
Today Stringspace are playing at a lunch hosted by the Prime Minister of Australia for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyatu in Sydney.
Today we added a French Horn, Clarinet, and Percussion to our string quartet to make an orchestra for the Sydney Opera House. Stringspace musicians were used to trial two acoustic setups so that final decisions on the new acoustics being installed in the Opera House could be made. Onstage orchestra photos coming soon!
Today we have started uploading sound files from our latest SQ6 film shoot. This shoot included new Woody Allen inspired jazz tracks and jazz & pop singer audio including our first mp3 for Caterina. So happy!!
Preparing for another massive week coming up. Starting with two acoustic testing sessions for the Sydney Opera House all day Tuesday, and an event for the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet on Wednesday.
Tonight Stringspace are playing at a wedding at Port Phillip Estate in Red Hill, Melbourne. Our string quartet is including A Thousand Years by Christina Perri for the Processional, All You Need Is Love by The Beatles & Pachelbel’s Canon for the Signing and the Mendelssohn Wedding March for the Recessional.
In other news, our Pachelbel Canon clip has just reached 2 million views on YouTube!
Today we have a String Quartet performing at a wedding at the Royal Military Chapel in Canberra. Our musicians are playing Can’t Help Falling In Love, Skinny Love, Thinking Out Loud and Viva La Vida for the ceremony.
Tonight, in Melbourne, our string quartet is playing at The Deck @ Circa in St Kilda. They’re including Halo & Nothing Else Matters for the Processional, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen and Call Me Maybe for the signing.
Here is the 1st clip from our 5th Stringspace Film shoot. We hope you like it!
Today we’re adding more sound files to our website. Enjoy!
Hi! From Stringspace at the Art Gallery of NSW!
This morning Stringspace had a fantastic meeting with the Sydney Opera House about Stringspace concerts at the Opera House starting in 2017. We’re excited!
In the afternoon, Stringspace were booked by the Opera House to provide a small orchestra for an industry event they’re hosting next week to test out their new acoustics.
In the evening Stringspace were at the Art Gallery of NSW playing for a private event hosted by the Art Gallery of NSW
Looking forward to having a meeting with the Sydney Opera House on Monday to talk about programming 3 Stringspace Opera House concerts next month.
More lovely feedback:
Tonight Stringspace are playing at the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society dinner party at the National Arboretum in Canberra. Our string quartet is including “The 4 Seasons” by Vivaldi & Beautiful Day by U2.
Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to Jade MacRae and the members of the string quartet who played so beautifully, it was just magic. Also, thank them for fitting in with the trumpeters on the day.
“Thanks so much for booking Kristian & Michelle for us – they were absolutely fantastic to work with & really enhanced the songs on which they played parts.” – Fi – recording session at Sing Sing Studios.
Just finished working on Stringspace SQ5 audio with Tony David Crae today. New clips coming soon.
More positive feedback:
“Thanks for yesterday – it was absolutely fantastic.” – Jennifer – National Gallery of Australia – Versailles Exhibition
Today we provided a solo harpist to perform at the National Gallery of Australia for the Versailles afternoon tea hosted by the NGA. Stringspace loves organising music for the major art galleries in Australia. Next, we’re booking a string quartet for the Art Gallery of NSW.
Stringspace is at The Retreat in McLaren Vale, Adelaide today. Our string quartet is playing Nothing Else Matters by Metallica and Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley for pre-ceremony music, and then Pachelbel’s Canon for the Processional and a Mozart string quartet as the Recessional. Pachelbel’s Canon is always so popular!
So as of yesterday, we have finally finished uploading our 2015 SQ4 clips. Hopefully, our new SQ5 Jan 2016 videos will be starting to appear on StringspaceLive in the next week or two. Can’t wait!
In other news, Stringspace has been so snowed under with bookings, events, and enquiries this week. If you are waiting for a reply, it will happen! Just so busy!
Here’s our latest video clip. Enjoy!
Tonight our String Quartet were performing at East Fremantle as a repeat booking for the client who booked our string quartet as a Christmas gift to her partner last December. This time she booked our players for one hour for another family birthday present. Such a great treat having a string quartet so up close in your home.
Also, more lovely feedback:
“Just wanted to extend a BIG thank you for Saturday. With your help, I have not only succeeded in getting a “yes” from the most wonderful girl I’ve ever known, but I think we also succeeded in raising the bar a few notches for all the other young couples out there!
…we won’t ever forget such an awesome experience.”
Really happy to be putting together an amazing Stringspace orchestra for the Australian Final Fantasy 2017 Tour with concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney and Brisbane. This week we’ve been focusing on Sydney, next week Melbourne and then Brisbane.
It’s been great collaborating with Tom, the producer from Century Entertainment, he’s professional but is keeping everything light and fun! We really like him!
Excited too to have Veronique Serret leading our orchestra in Sydney.
Lovely feedback about our performance at the Australian of the Year Awards ceremony last week:
I loved your guys – they were fantastic. All incredible talents and on the money musically. Can’t wait to work with them again! I found myself, over the past few days, thinking of ways I can use them!
Last night we performed at a last minute wedding proposal on Bridge Street in the City. The plan was for the couple to go to a concert at the Opera House first and then walk by while we play their song. Anyway, it all worked like clockwork and she said yes! YAY for them!
The bride looked amazing in her red wedding dress.
Today we played at a beautiful wedding at St Vincent’s Church in Potts Point, Sydney. This is the 3rd wedding we have performed at for the bride’s side of the family.
In Adelaide, our string quartet was at Mt Lofty House. They included Pachelbel’s Canon & Bach Air, and then pop for the recessional and post-ceremony.
Today we also received lovely feedback from Stringspace’s performance at the Prime Minister’s residence yesterday for Australia Day:
I wanted to ask if you could please pass on my thanks to Matt for yesterday. His music was so lovely and provided a wonderful backdrop to the reception.
Today Stringspace are providing live music for the Prime Minister of Australia in celebration of Australia Day at The Lodge, Canberra.
We had fun playing on TV for the “2017 Australian of the Year Awards” at Parliament House tonight. Here are a few behind the scenes shots.
Literally gearing up for our live televised performance tomorrow night at 8:18 PM, for the Australian Of The Year Awards Ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra.
Here is our latest clip “Waltzing Matilda”. This clip is dedicated to Christina Macpherson – the composer/arranger of the original tune.
A little background info: Stringspace’s grandmother, Lorna Matilda Hay, was a descendant of Christina Macpherson.
Stringspace have played this tune at events for the Prime Minister of Australia.
Tomorrow we have two bookings in Melbourne. Jade is singing the Etta James song “At Last” and Beyonce’s “Ave Maria” with our string quartet for a wedding which sounds like it’s going to be completely beautiful. Then in the evening Stringspace are recording string parts at Sing Sing Studios for the band Sunday Heart Parade.
Today was a really busy day at Stringspace HQ organising upcoming orchestra concerts in 3 cities with Century Entertainment, a solo harpist for the National Gallery of Australia’s Versailles exhibition & locking in all the final details with Jack Morton Productions for next Wednesday night’s televised Australian of the Year Awards ceremony at Parliament House + all our usual bookings too.
Versailles photo credit: The Canberra Times
Tonight Stringspace is playing at a dinner party at The Commonwealth Club for The Commonwealth Club in Canberra.
Today we received another 2,500 photos from one of our photographers from our latest film/photo shoot. That takes the total number of photos from our last 2-day shoot to about 5,000!
Here’s our newest StringspaceLive YouTube clip “Royals” by Lorde. Enjoy!
Tomorrow we are playing at a wedding at St Patrick’s Estate in Manly. We’ll be including Pachelbel’s Canon for the Processional, She Makes My Day by Robert Palmer & Can’t Help Falling In Love for the Signing + Spring by Vivaldi for the Recessional. Looking forward to it!
Stringspace is playing at the 2017 Australian Of The Year Awards at the Great Hall, Parliament House later this month. We are also providing a soloist to play at The Lobby – The Prime Minister’s residence on Australia Day. We are excited about that!
Lovely feedback from last Saturday’s wedding:
“Thank you, Lucie. You were so wonderful! Such a magical touch to my ceremony xxx”
We have added lots of new sound files to our website this weekend. Enjoy!
Today Kat, Thibaud, Lauren & I played at a lovely wedding at St Martha’s Catholic Church, Strathfield. We included Can’t Help Falling In Love & Pachelbel Canon for the Processional, The Prayer & A Thousand Years for Communion, and then Kissing You & Can You Feel The Love Tonight for the Signing.
Today our String Quartet were playing at Pialligo Estate in Canberra. We collaborated with The Gods Cafe director in a special performance of “All You Need Is Love” as the Recessional. Our musicians then provided pop music for canapes and cocktails.
Here is our 1st StringspaceLive YouTube clip for 2017. Enjoy!
Hello! Happy New Year!
Stringspace is going to add one new video clip a week to our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive this year. There will be Stringspace Orchestra, string quartet, jazz band, pop band, singer and other combinations. We hope you like them!