News & Blog

Monday 26th June 2017

Really happy to be presenting Jade MacRae and our jazz band at the Opening of the Making Modernism Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW this Friday night. They will be great! Love putting music together for the Art Gallery of NSW.

Sunday 25th June 2017

We are now getting close to 2,000 new subscribers each month to our YouTube channel StringspaceLive. We usually film about 40 – 50 songs in a Stringspace film shoot, with each song filmed in one take. In the end, we only get about one or two videos back each week to choose from to upload, so they get posted up fairly randomly. Ideally, we just want the channel to show a mix of our artists and styles.

In other news, the Opera House has mentioned that they really like our clips, so there’s a chance that we might be making some for them in the future.

Saturday 24th June 2017

Today our string quartet are at a Sydney church wedding. We’re going to include:

Processional: Pachelbel’s – Canon (by special request we’re aiming to have this one the same speed as our StringspaceLive clip)

Offertory:  Beyonce – Ave Maria

Communion: Power of Your Love (hymn) & Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

Signing of the Register: Sting – Fields of Gold & Stand By Me

Recessional: Coldplay – Viva La Vida

Friday 23rd June 2017

Tomorrow Thibaud, Alex, Ewan, and Ollie are playing at a wedding at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Haberfield.

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Tonight our jazz musicians are back at Herbert Smith Freehills at Castlereagh Street, Sydney for a client dinner party. In Perth, our violin and cello string duo are performing at an Art Auction for the law firm Clyde & Co.

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Here’s our newest StringspaceLive clip. Enjoy!

Tuesday 20th June 2017

A few photos from tonight’s string quartet gig at the Sydney Opera House.

Monday 19th June 2017

Tomorrow night Claire, Hana, Ollie & I will be playing at the Sydney Opera House for a corporate function being produced by the event company Alfred. Alfred organises lots of amazing events, including the TEDx talks at the Opera House. This will be our third event for them.

Sunday 18th June 2017

Here’s our newest StringspaceLive YouTube clip! Some easy Sunday night listening.

Saturday 17th June 2017

A few photos of Sally & Lily at our Melbourne string duo event last night.

Friday 16th June 2017

Tonight Sally & Lily are playing at a corporate event at Eq. Tower on A’Beckett Street, Melbourne. They’re going to include a mix of classical and pop. They will be fantastic!

Thursday 15th June 2017

Just finished doing the edits for all our SQ5 YouTube clips today. Really looking forward to starting SQ6!

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Here’s our newest StringspaceLive clip. Enjoy!

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Mee Na played beautiful solo cello music at Rialto, Melbourne.

Monday 12th June 2017

Mee Na is playing solo cello at Rialto Tower foyer on Collins Street, Melbourne from 7:30 am tomorrow morning. This is part of a special gift from Rialto to a law firm who will be moving into their building first thing tomorrow.

If you like solo Bach you should pop by and have a listen. Mee Na was a recent finalist in the ABC Young Performers Awards. She will be great!

Saturday 10th June 2017

Happy long weekend everyone!

Friday 9th June 2017

Lovely feedback from Tuesday night’s gig at Madgwick’s Lawyers:

“Just wanted to say thank you. The string quartet was fantastic!
They took requests and were just great. You will be top of mind for any future events 🙂 “
Thanks again,
Colleen

Photo credit: Georgia Verrels Photography

Thursday 8th June 2017

Tonight Hana, James, Liisa, and Ollie are playing contemporary string quartet songs at Chifley Foyer for Chifley’s art gallery opening.

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Tonight Hannah James and Aaron Flower are playing a Latino jazz duo gig for Herbert Smith Freehills at their Castlereagh Street offices in the city. They are going to be awesome!

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Here’s our newest clip. Enjoy!

Monday 5th June 2017

Tomorrow night Stringspace are playing pop at Madgwicks Lawyers’ office opening on William Street, Melbourne. They are going to be great!

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Tonight Stringspace were at a James Bond party. The birthday girl host was in a sparkly gold catsuit! She looked amazing!

Friday 2nd June 2017

Tomorrow evening Stringspace are playing at a James Bond theme birthday party in Vaucluse. This is a repeat booking from this client. We’re going to include the main theme as guests are seated for dinner.

Thursday 1st June 2017

We have just reached 50,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel StringspaceLive! Thank you to everyone for watching!

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Here’s our newest StringspaceLive YouTube clip. We had to include the violin solo from the original song. Enjoy!

Monday 29th May 2017

Tonight Stringspace presented celebrated Australian indigenous musician William Barton as the solo guest pre-show concert entertainment for the TV show Q & A at the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra.

Saturday 27th May 2017

Here’s our newest StringspaceLive YouTube clip. Enjoy!

Friday 26th May 2017

Really enjoyed being back at the Wharf today to hear Richard Fidler interviewing Bill Hayes at The Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Thursday 25th May 2017

Exciting correspondence from ClassicFm this week. ClassicFM is based in London and is only the biggest classical music radio station in the world!

 

Dear Lucie,

We’ve just been watching the fantastic cover of Sia’s Chandelier in the Classic FM office, and we absolutely love it! I’m pretty sure our online audience would love it too, so I’m wondering if you’d allow us to host the original video on our Facebook page and on ClassicFM.com? Obviously, you’re used to getting views in the millions, but I’m hoping that Chandelier will do really well if we share on our highly engaged Facebook page – and we’d, of course, tag you and provide links.

Do let me know if you’d be happy to proceed!

Thanks,
Dan
ClassicFM

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Really happy to confirm that William Barton will be performing the Q & A pre-show concert from 8 – 9pm next Monday in the Great Hall, Parliament House for 650 guests. This is our second time organising concert music for the TV show Q & A.

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Today Vogue Magazine were at our family home, otherwise known as the Stringspace film set!

Monday 22nd May 2017

Stringspace is excited to be performing 29 String Quartet concerts for The Sydney Opera House in their immersive program series “Music Of The Forest” in July/August this year. For more information and to book tickets, visit the Sydney Opera House’s website.

Friday 19th May 2017

We are editing lots and lots of our clips at the moment. Almost finished SQ5!

Thursday 18th May 2017

Really happy to be in talks with the TV show Q & A about providing more pre-show live entertainment for them.

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Here’s our newest StringspaceLive clip. Enjoy!

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Big congratulations to Jeremy Rose for winning the Best Produced Album in The Australian Jazz Bell Awards 2017.

Monday 15th May 2017

Stringspace is performing for the 1st time in Auckland, New Zealand next month for Omega and Breguet Watches.

Saturday 13th May 2017

Big congratulations to Audrey for achieving an A+ in her violin exam at the Sydney Conservatorium today! Here’s a photo of Audrey performing at the Sydney Opera House with Stringspace in the Opera House’s Kids Music Cafe Series.

Photo credit: Jonathan Cami for Etihad/Sydney Opera House

Friday 12th May 2017

This morning Stringspace is performing at The City of Adelaide’s National Volunteer’s Week party at The Meeting Hall, Flinders Street, Adelaide.

Thursday 11th May 2017

Here’s our newest StringspaceLive clip. Enjoy!

Wednesday 10th May 2017

A few thank you photos from NEP Studios

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Lovely feedback from Australia Square today:

“Lucie – the music was wonderful! The party was a huge success and Stringspace definitely set the tone!

Thanks for your help.”

Simone

Monday 8th May 2017

Another lovely review on Easy Weddings:

Saturday 6th May 2017

Today Stringspace played as an 8 piece String Orchestra at Cardinal Cerretti church and St Patrick’s Estate for a wedding and reception. Hana performed “Young & Beautiful” as feature soloist – standing at the front of the church (with the orchestra backing) for the Processional, the signing was Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen and Ave Maria by Beyonce,  Ode To Joy by Beethoven was the Recessional, followed by Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap.

Friday 5th May 2017

Here’s our latest StringspaceLive clip. Enjoy!

Thursday 4th May 2017

Last night Thibaud, Ollie and our string quartet were the live entertainment for the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Harry Seidler’s Australia Square.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Today our Stringspace Orchestra performed at a very special concert tribute celebration of the life of Kevin Andrews of NEP Studios.

Here’s a little clip of Stringspace rehearsing before the concert.

NEP was keen for a photo of our orchestra after our performance. We all felt very honoured to be celebrating the life of such an amazing & wonderful person.

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Looking forward to collaborating with Australia’s most respected didgeridoo performer William Barton tomorrow. This is the first time that William Barton has performed for Stringspace and it will be our second collaboration together.

Monday 1st May 2017

A few more photos from our lovely events on Saturday. We had a String Quartet at The French Saloon in Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, a String Quartet at St Mary’s, Concord, a String Duo at the Melbourne Town Hall, a String Quartet at Doltone House, Pyrmont and a String Trio at the NSW State Library.

Saturday 29th April 2017

The first photo of the day. Lily at The Melbourne Town Hall for the Biggest Morning Tea.

Here’s our next one. Sally & Lily this time. This event is close to our hearts, so glad to be a part of it.

Friday 28th April 2017

Today we have been really busy putting together an 8 piece string orchestra for a TV concert event happening early next week for NEP (Global Television). This is our 3rd TV studio booking for NEP.

Next week we also have an 8 piece Stringspace Orchestra booked for a wedding ceremony at Cardinal Cerretti chapel, and a string quartet performance at the O Bar in Australia Square to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australia Square.

Tomorrow we have 5 bookings. So busy!

Thursday 27th April 2017

Here’s our newest clip. Enjoy!

Wednesday 26th April 2017

This Saturday Stringspace is playing at the Cancer Council of Victoria’s “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” at the Melbourne Town Hall. Cancer research is so important, as it affects so many of our loved ones.

Monday 24th April 2017

Here’s our newest clip. This one features Olivia Chindamo and PJ Koopman. They are great! Enjoy!

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Tomorrow we’re going to upload a new clip to our YouTube channel StringspaceLive. The next one is of Olivia & PJ and will be our 5th song in the latest SQ5 series.

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Today Stringspace had a repeat string quartet booking at an intimate birthday party lunch for twelve at The Currant Shed in Adelaide. Our string quartet was asked to do everything the same as last time – same music, same players if possible.

In Brisbane, our strings + flute were at The Princess Theatre in Brisbane to rehearse and perform in a Persian music concert. Our musicians were playing with singer + piano, and along to a backing track.

Here’s some lovely feedback from the show’s musical director:

Hi Lucie

Many thanks indeed for booking the ensemble for tonight’s concert. They are great players, fun to be with and made everything easy.

Best wishes

Stephen

Friday 21st April 2017

Tonight Sally & Lily are playing at a wedding reception at Encore, St Kilda. It will be mostly pop with some classical and jazz.

Thursday 20th April 2017

Today Stringspace had a meeting with the Sydney Opera House to talk through programming and performing 19 concerts coming up in July & August at the Opera House this year. Also, in talks for doing more concerts in 2018. We’re excited!! Love working with the Opera House.

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Aiming to edit a new song every day at the moment for our YouTube channel StringspaceLive.

Tuesday 18th April 2017

This Saturday night Stringspace are playing in a Persian music concert at The Princess Theatre, Brisbane.

Monday 17th April 2017

Here’s our newest clip. Enjoy!

Sunday 16th April 2017

Happy Easter, everyone!

Thursday 13th April 2017

Looking forward to having a meeting with the Opera House next Thursday about another project for the Opera House in July/August this year. This next series has 19 performances!

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Recently we added a French Horn, Clarinet, and Percussion to our usual string quartet line up to make an orchestral sound for the Sydney Opera House. Stringspace musicians were hired to trial two acoustic setups over a full day, so final decisions on the new acoustics being installed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House could be made. Our musicians were then asked to give their preference. They really enjoyed the experience.

The Joan Sutherland Theatre is the home of The Australian Ballet and Opera Australia (previously known as The Opera Theatre), it was such an honour & thrill to be asked by the Sydney Opera House’s Director of Performing Arts to provide all the musicians for this landmark decision.

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Getting lots of behind-the-scenes work done this week. We will have new cinema/themes spiral folders for our players very soon.

Monday 10th April 2017

Here’s our newest clip. Enjoy!

Sunday 9th April 2017

Another new clip will be on our YouTube channel tomorrow night.

Saturday 8th April 2017

Today we had a string quartet at The National Arboretum in Canberra. Our strings played Pachelbel’s Canon for the Processional, Beautiful Day & Blue Moon for the Signing, and then All You Need Is Love. Classical before and pop + jazz after.

In Melbourne, our string quartet was at Encore, St Kilda in St Kilda. They included A Thousand Years for the Processional, Halo by Beyonce and Young & Beautiful by Lana Del Rey for the Signing, and then Beautiful Day by U2 for the Recessional.

Friday 7th April 2017

Our first gig for the weekend is at Curzon Hall in Marsfield.

Kat, Vanessa, James and Ollie are playing:

Processional – Pachelbel’s Canon, Signing – What A Wonderful World and Can’t Help Falling In Love, and then No One by Alicia Keys for the Recessional. All beautiful songs. Classical is pre-ceremony and pop for post-ceremony. Such a gorgeous day for a wedding!

Thursday 6th April 2017

Here’s our newest clip. This one features Milan singing and playing guitar. Definitely, check out her awesome guitar solo! She’s amazing!

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Lovely feedback from Saturday:

Thanks so much for the wonderful musicians at our wedding Lucie, everyone commented on how beautiful they sounded.

Thanks again for everything

Best,

Wendy

Tuesday 4th April 2017

More great photos back from our Melbourne Recital Centre concert:

Sunday 2nd April 2017

Today Stringspace provided Brisbane musicians to perform at the Indooroopilly Final Fantasy concert. The orchestral arrangements were amazing and everyone had fun! Three concerts in three cities over three days! Thank you to Century Entertainment for being so great!

Saturday 1st April 2017

Today was another busy Stringspace day!

1st we had a string quartet playing at a wedding at Shoalwater Foreshore Reserve in Shoalwater, Perth. The requests were: Processional – Pachelbel’s Canon, Signing – Beyonce’s Ave Maria and then What A Wonderful World for a doves release and the Mendelssohn Wedding March for the Recessional.

Our 2nd event today was a String Trio for a wedding at the National Arboretum in Canberra. Our String Trio played A Thousand Years for the Processional, Can’t Help Falling In Love and All of Me by John Legend for the Signing and then Marry You by Bruno Mars for the Recessional.

Our 3rd event was also for a wedding in Canberra, this time at The Shine Dome in Acton. Our String Duo played Can’t Help Falling In Love for the Processional, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen and Nothing Else Matters by Metallica for the Signing and then Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve for the Recessional.

Our 4th event today was a 3-hour orchestral rehearsal and then a performance of Final Fantasy video game music in concert at The Concourse in Sydney.

Friday 31st March 2017

Today a few things happened. We uploaded our latest clip to YouTube:

Claire & Paul played at a small string duo wedding gig at The Amphitheatre in Mosman.

And then in the evening, we had an orchestra concert at The Melbourne Recital Centre.

The concert was of Final Fantasy music and was a big success! We were an 11 piece orchestra – string quintet, guitar/ukulele, flute/piccolo, clarinet, trumpet, percussion/drum kit and piano. Kristian Winther was leading and all the players had fun!

Monday 27th March 2017

Here’s our newest YouTube clip. Enjoy!

Sunday 26th March 2017

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!

Saturday 25th March 2017

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

Friday 24th March 2017

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!

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Today Stringspace provided a solo harpist to perform at a special welcome luncheon hosted by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at The Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

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!

Tuesday 21st March 2017

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!

Monday 20th March 2017

Tonight Stringspace were at Crown in Melbourne. Our musicians were playing at a small intimate dinner for four. They performed 3 songs as a client gift: Autumn Leaves, Por Una Cabeza, and the Libertango.

Sunday 19th March 2017

Lovely feedback from a wedding Claire, Bridget and Ollie played at earlier this month:

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.

Kind regards,
Sylvia

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Saturday 18th March 2017

Tonight our string quartet was playing at a lovely wedding reception at Docklands, Melbourne.

In the day 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.

Thursday 16th March 2017

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.

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Here’s an excellent review of our Sydney Opera House Kids Music Cafe concert series:

Monday 13th March 2017

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

Sunday 12th March 2017

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.

Kind regards,

Ally 

Saturday 11th March 2017

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!

Friday 10th March, 2017

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!

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Thursday 9th March 2017

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.

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Wednesday 8th March 2017

Today Audrey joined our March Concert Series at the Sydney Opera House with a little violin solo. She was great!

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Tuesday 7th March 2017

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!

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Monday 6th March 2017

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!

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Photo credit: Edwina Pickles, SMH.

Sunday 5th March 2017

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!

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Saturday 4th March 2017

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.

 

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Friday 3rd March 2017

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Thursday 2nd March 2017

More happy feedback:

“Everything went really well. The quartet was wonderful. We really enjoyed having them there.” Lily – Circa The Prince, St Kilda

Wednesday 1st March, 2017

Welcome to Autumn!

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!

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Tuesday 28th February 2017

We receive lots of fan mail from people all over the world who are watching our StringspaceLive YouTube clips.

Here’s a recent one:

Hi Lucie,

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.

Monday 27th February 2017

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!

Claire alex

 

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Sunday 26th February 2017

Today Stringspace collaborated with Solution Entertainment at Sketch in Docklands, Melbourne.

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Saturday 25th February 2017

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!!

Friday 24th February 2017

Tonight Stringspace were performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay. Thibaud & Ollie played a mix of classical, jazz & pop.

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Thursday 23rd February 2017

Here is our latest YouTube clip of the classic song “You Are So Beautiful.”

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Today Stringspace are playing at a lunch hosted by the Prime Minister of Australia for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sydney.

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Tuesday 21st February 2017

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!

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Monday 20th February 2017

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!!

Sunday 19th February 2017

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.

Saturday 18th February 2017

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!

Friday 17th February 2017

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.

Thursday 16th February 2017

Here is the 1st clip from our 5th Stringspace Film shoot. We hope you like it!

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Today we’re adding more sound files to our website. Enjoy!

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Monday 13th February 2017

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

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Friday 10th February 2017

Looking forward to having a meeting with the Sydney Opera House on Monday to talk about programming 3 Stringspace Opera House concerts next month.

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Thursday 9th February 2017

More lovely feedback:

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Wednesday 8th February 2017

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.

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Hi Lucie, 

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. 

Kind Regards,

Mark Shannon

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“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.

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Monday 6th February 2017

Just finished working on Stringspace SQ5 audio with Tony David Crae today. New clips coming soon.

Also, more positive feedback:

“Thanks for yesterday – it was absolutely fantastic.” – Jennifer – National Gallery of Australia – Versailles Exhibition

Sunday 5th February 2017

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.

Saturday 4th February 2017

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.

Friday 3rd February 2017

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!

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Here’s our latest video clip. Enjoy!

Wednesday 1st February 2017

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.

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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.”

Cheers,
Paul

Tuesday 31st January 2017

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.

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Monday 30th January 2017

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!
xx

Thanks
Belle

Sunday 29th January 2017

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 beautifully and she said yes!

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Friday 27th January 2017

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:

Hi Lucie

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.

Many thanks
Shelley

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Thursday 26th January 2017

Today Stringspace are providing live music for the Prime Minister of Australia in celebration of Australia Day at The Lodge, Canberra.

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Wednesday 25th January 2017

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.

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Tuesday 24th January 2017

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.

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Monday 23rd January 2017

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.

Friday 20th January 2017

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.

Thursday 19th January 2017

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

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Wednesday 18th January 2017

Tonight Stringspace is playing at a dinner party at The Commonwealth Club for The Commonwealth Club in Canberra.

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Monday 16th January 2017

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!

Sunday 15th January 2017

Here’s our newest StringspaceLive YouTube clip “Royals” by Lorde. Enjoy!

Friday 13th January 2017

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!

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Thursday 12th January 2017

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!

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Wednesday 11th January 2017

Lovely feedback from last Saturday’s wedding:

“Thank you, Lucie. You were so wonderful! Such a magical touch to my ceremony xxx”

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Sunday 8th January 2017

We have added lots of new sound files to our website this weekend. Enjoy!

Saturday 7th January 2017

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.

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Friday 6th January 2017

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.

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Wednesday 4th January 2017

Here is our 1st StringspaceLive YouTube clip for 2017. Enjoy!

1st January 2017

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!


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