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Stringspace  – stylish, contemporary string quartets, orchestras, jazz & pop bands for events, recordings, concerts, weddings & TV/film.

Stringspace musicians include scholarship and award-winning graduates who have performed in Australia’s highest profile orchestras & with our most respected dance & theatre companies:

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Sydney Symphony

Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra

ACO2

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Theatre Company

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Bell Shakespeare

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Orchestra Victoria

Canberra Symphony

Queensland Symphony

The Stringspace Orchestra

Tasmanian Symphony

Artists Stringspace musicians have previously collaborated with include:

Architecture In Helsinki

The Presets

Sneaky Sound System

Jade MacRae

Olivia Newton-John

U2

Lily Dior

Human Nature

Hugh Jackman

Sting

Kylie Minogue

Joanna Newsom

Guy Sebastian

Dennis Hopper

Rose Byrne

Delta Goodrem

Michael Parkinson

Sarah Blasko

Ray Charles

Liza Minnelli

Harry Connick Jr

Amanda Palmer

Antony & The Johnsons

Joel Edgerton

Josh Groban

Kirin J. Callinan

Florence & The Machine

 

 

For over a decade, Stringspace has provided high-quality string and jazz musicians for weddings, corporate events, parties, concerts, and recording sessions for CD, TV and film throughout Australia.

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.

The orchestras that we assemble are vibrant, rich in sound and of the highest quality. They are perfect for TV appearances, recording sessions, touring and concert performances.

Our versatile string musicians have been touted as being some of the finest in the world.

Stringspace’s extensive string quartet repertoire includes stylish classical, jazz and an extremely popular selection of pop tunes.

Our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive is on track to receive 9 million views a year (at 25,000 views a day) and has 1500 new subscribers each month. It receives 24 days worth of viewing every single day! StringspaceLive is very popular!

Stringspace musicians are all very talented players and are experienced, creative and professional, and all share an artistic approach to performing. They are graduates of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the National Academy of Music, Adelaide Elder Conservatorium, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Tasmanian Conservatorium, Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Western Australia & The Australian National University.

Stringspace regularly provides musicians to The Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, Herbert Smith Freehills, The Art Gallery of NSW, BMW, National Gallery of Australia, Omega, Volvo, Tiffany & Co. The Property Council of Australia, & The National Portrait Gallery. Some of our other Stringspace clients include: M.A.C Cosmetics, Ferrari Maserati, Global TV, Alannah Hill, Grandiflora, The Garvan Institute, Ticketek, The Style Co., Victorian State Government, MYER, Australian Hearing, Channel 7, Saba, Mercedes, Harper’s Bazaar, The Nine Network, Oroton, BHP Billiton, Chanel, Bell Shakespeare, The Law Council of Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Gourmet Traveller, Macquarie Bank, Louis Vuitton, QANTAS & Deutsche Bank.

We have organised musicians for U2 at the Sydney Opera House, and have performed in front of many of the world’s current Presidents and Prime Ministers including events for Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francoise Hollande, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu & The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. We have performed for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, at an event hosted by the Prime Minister at Parliament House, The Prime Minister of Australia’s Australia Day party at The Lodge (2015 & 2017), and also at the Prime Minister’s Christmas Party at Kirribilli House.

A range of pricing options is available to help fit within most budgets. Stringspace delights in providing you with simply the best live music that Australia has to offer.

So far in 2017 Stringspace have performed for:

  • The Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – Luncheon in Honour of the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
  • March Into Merivale hosted by Justin Hemmes at The Ivy Bar – Jade MacRae singing with our strings
  • The Sydney Opera House – we trialled two acoustic setups so final decisions on the new acoustics being installed in the Opera House could be made. Our string quartet expanded to become a small orchestra with French Horn, Clarinet & Percussion
  • NSW Art Gallery dinner event for Steven Lowy
  • Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society dinner party at the National Arboretum, Canberra
  • Recording session at Sing Sing Studios Melbourne for Sunday Heart Parade
  • National Gallery of Australia – Versailles Exhibition – Afternoon Tea Event
  • Australia Day at the Prime Minister of Australia’s residence in Canberra
  • Beauty & The Beast Premiere at The State Theatre
  • Australian Of The Year Awards ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra
  • The Commonwealth Club, Canberra
  • Century Entertainment – Stringspace Orchestra concerts of Intimate Music from The New World – Final Fantasy at The Melbourne Recital Centre, The Concourse Sydney and in Brisbane. These concerts received standing ovations
  • Sydney Opera House Kids Music Cafe Concert Series – we provided musicians and a full program for 5 concerts over 5 days to the Sydney Opera House

In 2016 Stringspace performed for:

  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – Luncheon in Honour of the Prime Minister of Singapore at The Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra
  • The Victoria State Government – Australian Japan Business Corporate Committee – welcome reception at Government House
  • The Style Co.
  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – NSW & ACT Fellowship & Awards Ceremony
  • Equitee Trustees – Afternoon of Jazz with Hetty Kate – Melbourne concert
  • University of Canberra – High Tea rooftop event
  • Origin Energy – Grant King farewell event at The Mint
  • HSBC – Chinese New Year Event at Old Parliament House (Jazz band)
  • Delta Agribusiness – 10 Year Celebration  at Kings Hall, Old Parliament House
  • Animal Medicines Australia – “Cocktails & Conversations” event
  • “Life Company of the Year Awards” at the NSW Art Gallery with guest speak Ian Thorpe
  • National Gallery of Australia – Foundation Dinner (string quartet)
  • Art Gallery of NSW – 2016 Travel Draw Prize – solo cellist
  • CTBC Bank – launch
  • BMWChampion Dinner
  • Lululemon – new store opening at Claremont Quarter, Perth
  • Bayer
  • E. Sun Bank – String Quartet concert for the Grand Opening at The 4 Seasons Hotel
  • Official Budget Night After Party – Canberra (string quartet)
  • Omega – dinner at the George Ballroom, St Kilda (jazz band)
  • Great Southern Shipping Co. – luncheon at The Hilton, Melbourne. Attended by Robert Doyle – the Lord Mayor of Melbourne
  • Tiffany & Co. – private event at The Langham, Sydney (jazz pianist)
  • Sotheby’s – dinner at the National Portrait Gallery
  • Pottery Barn
  • Australian Medical Association – conference hosted by Q & A’s Tony Jones
  • Australian Medical Association – dinner at Old Parliament House (jazz band)
  • Vivid Ideas – our Stringspace Orchestra performed the House of Cards theme at the Opening of the Beau Willimon interview, hosted by Leigh Sales, at the Sydney Town Hall
  • Herbert Smith Freehills – Annual Wine Tasting Dinner at Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  • National Portrait Gallery event, Canberra
  • Melbourne Intercontinental Hotel  – dinner at the Melbourne Intercontinental
  • Victorian State Government – event at the Melbourne Town Hall
  • NSW Art Gallery – Archibald Exhibition Grand Opening (female string quartet)
  • Ernst & Young event at the Art Gallery of NSW – jazz band
  • Optus – event at Alto Restaurant, Melbourne
  • Crestone – cocktail party
  • Omega Watches – performance at Moss Green, Woollahra
  • Herbert Smith Freehills – Private viewing event at the Archibald Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW (violin & guitar duo)
  • Tiffany & Co. – breakfast events (jazz bands)
  • Australian Centre of the Moving Image – Scorsese Quiz Night
  • Property Council of Australia – 20th Anniversary Dinner at Quay Restaurant attended by Frank Lowy
  • Andre Agassi – dinner at Vue De Monde, Melbourne (jazz band)
  • QUT – lunch, Brisbane. Jazz Band
  • Pink Ladies Lunch at Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra. Attended by Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce & Ita Buttrose.
  • St Vincent De Paul – Christmas Party, Hobart
  • Engineers Australia – Awards Night at Adelaide Oval
  • Art Gallery of NSW – ASX Top 100 event
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Tiffany & Co. – pass the parcel music. Sydney (solo guitar)
  • Equitee Trustees – solo harp, Sydney
  • String Trio performance in front of 2000 people at the Olympic Park Stadium
  • Bvlgari – feature solo cellist at the National Gallery of Victoria
  • Rolex – in-store event, Adelaide
  • Murdoch School of Law end-of-year event, Perth
  • White Party for Oliver Hume Real Estate
  • Assetlink Christmas Party
  • Ryan Stokes’ wedding at Potts Point
  • Art Gallery of NSW Foundation Dinner
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers Christmas Party
  • Melbourne Intercontinental Hotel event
  • Happy Birthday performance with Megan Washington at the Arts Centre, Melbourne
  • Herbert Smith Freehills Christmas Party
  • Omega Watches Christmas VIP event – Sydney & Melbourne
  • Chifley Tower – Christmas foyer music

Some of the companies & events that Stringspace provided live music for in 2015 include:

  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – Australia Day party hosted by the Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Parliament House (band)
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – Dinner in hour of the PM of Vietnam at the National Gallery of Australia
  • Private family event for Justin Hemmes at his home “The Hermitage.” Our Stringspace Orchestra accompanied Connie, from Sneaky Sound System, for the Etta James song At Last, and then performed a mix of other songs, including Stand By Me by special request
  • Omega – “Spectre” launch at Rockpool 1989 – Stringspace Orchestra
  • National Gallery of Australia – annual fundraiser dinner
  • National Portrait Gallery of Australia – Foundation event
  • Harper’s Bazaar – “Woman of the Year”
  • Sydney Writers’ Festival – dinner (string quartet)
  • Governor of Victoria – event at Government House
  • Festival of the Melbourne Cup
  • BMW – Series 7 preview at Penfolds Winery, Adelaide
  • Melbourne Racing – Cellar Door media lunch
  • ANZ – event at Rod Laver Arena (solo harpist)
  • IPAA ACT – dinner at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • The Living Edge – Alexandria Store Opening Party (string quartet)
  • NSW Art Gallery – Archibald Exhibition – Opening Night (string quartet)
  • ANZ/Herbert Smith Freehills  – Archibald Dinner (string trio)
  • Harbour Rocks Hotel
  • Q & A – pre-show entertainment for the TV show Q&A at Parliament House, Canberra (string quartet)
  • Werribee Mansion – “The Refectory” launch
  • Film Score – solo violin recording
  • “One Girl” Education Scholarship – Fundraising Concert with Syrian Violinist Mohamad Hamami in Fitzroy North, Melbourne
  • Murdoch School of Law – Perth (string duo)
  • Department of Education –  Awards Night
  • Herbert Smith Freehills – Spanish Evening (solo Spanish guitarist)
  • Property Council of Australia – event hosted by PM Toby Abbott at Parliament House (string trio)
  • The Gables – Celebration of Elders (string trio)
  • Performing “Somebody That I Used To Know” alongside guest speaker Natasha Pincus (video artist for “Somebody That I Used to Know”) at The Randwick Racecourse
  • Henschke Wines – 4 solo cellists in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Adelaide
  • ANU UniLodge – Ball
  • Bentley Drivers Club – hosted by Werribee Mansion, Melbourne
  • Joe Hockey’s Budget Night (string quartet)
  • Porsche – Melbourne VIP client event (jazz piano)
  • Jigsaw Music – Recording sessions at Sonar Music, Fox Studios
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Omega – VIP Christmas party (Stringspace Orchestra)
  • Louis Vuitton – Christmas shopping night (Jazz band)
  • MYER – Christmas Carols across 7 stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth

In 2014 Stringspace provided musicians for the following companies:

  • MYER: VIP shopping night at Sydney, Melbourne, Chadstone, Mt Gravatt, Doncaster, Indooroopilly, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth & Brisbane
  • MYER: Family Shopping Day – Indooroopilly – DJ
  • MYER: Supplier Thank You event at the GPO Building – ALTO, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne – jazz band
  • Herbert Smith Freehills – Archibald private viewing
  • ACT Government – performance at the ACT Legislative Assembly
  • The Alchemy Bar – Valentines Day at Manuka, Canberra
  • Canberra Museum and Government – Canberra Treasures Fund launch
  • Allphones Arena – Andrea Bocelli Total Concert Experience – pre-show entertainment
  • AFTRS – recording sessions at Fox Studios
  • IKEA – Orchestra for the Ikea Sleepover
  • Vanishing Elephant & Incu – Melbourne Fashion Week – QV Hideaway Media Luncheon/Fashion Show (guitar duo)
  • Porsche – Christmas Party at the Porsche Centre, Melbourne (jazz band featuring Jade MacRae)
  • Porsche – private event at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club – “Porsche Gold Cup” (solo jazz piano)
  • Mercedes – C Class Launch
  • Rolex – cocktail event
  • Flying Fish Restaurant – 10 Year Anniversary
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – Prime Minister of Japan events at Parliament House, Canberra & Perth
  • Sweet Art
  • Netball Australia – Australian Netball Awards at Parliament House, Canberra
  • Sealy Australia
  • HomeGround – charity art auction at the Brunswick Street Gallery
  • ShopFront – celebrating 21 years – Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Northrop Grumman – event at The Australian War Memorial
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – G20 event at Government House, Sydney
  • Marais Australia –  store opening on Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Volvo – harbour cruise
  • International Chinese Film Festival – Gala dinner at Melbourne Crown (string quartet + jazz band musicians + a 3 violin show)
  • MYER – Mother’s Day Shopping Night – Stringspace jazz bands performing simultaneously in 7 MYER stores throughout Australia
  • Garvan Institute – Annual fundraiser
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce’s Farewell at Parliament House
  • Leonardo’s Bride – concerts
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – formal lunch at the National Gallery of Australia for the President of France
  • Jones Lang Lasalle – foyer music – New York theme
  • PCF Capital Group – Celebrating 15 years
  • Bethanie On The Park – Official opening
  • Murdoch School of Law – Deans Reception
  • MYER: World Aids Conference
  • QUT – Health Awards
  • FCAI – Annual Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery
  • Teachers Health Fund – 60th Anniversary Dinner at the Sydney Town Hall
  • ANZ – design team Christmas Party at Hamer Hall, The Arts Centre, Melbourne (jazz trio + Briana)
  • Sophie Hutchings – concert at The Chevron Gardens, Perth Festival
  • DFS Galleria – photographic exhibition
  • National Gallery of Australia – Mothers Day Concert (string quartet)
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at Parliament House, Canberra hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (string quartet)
  • SABA – opening – Melbourne Emporium (string quartet)
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Prime Ministers Christmas Party at Kirribilli House (string quartet)
  • Zaparas Lawyers – Christmas Party

In 2013 Stringspace provided musicians for the following companies:

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • MYER
  • Hardy Brothers Jewellery
  • M.A.C Cosmetics
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Friends Gather Round
  • Ticketek
  • Allphones Arena
  • Spec Property
  • Northrop Engineers
  • Seppeltsfield Winery
  • Volvo
  • Flowers In Motion
  • Dave Clark Design
  • Jarman McKenna
  • Leo Burnett Advertising Agency
  • McDonalds
  • Global Health Scholarship launch
  • The Treasury Department for a G20 event
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Collaboration with the band “The Presets”
  • Collaboration with the Melbourne band “Architecture In Helsinki”
  • AMP Capital
  • Bondi Westfield
  • QUT – Faculty of Health Awards
  • the Garvan Institute
  • Canberra University
  • Milne Alexander
  • The National Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit
  • Vogue Fashion Night Out
  • The Prince of Wales Lodge Stringspace Concert Series
  • The National Portrait Gallery

We have also provided musicians for many private events; e.g. parties & weddings.

Here are a few of the venues that recommend Stringspace:

Gunners Barracks  – Mosman | Jonah’s – Palm Beach | Aria Restaurant – Circular Quay | Athol Hall – Mosman | Sergeant’s Mess – Chowder Bay | The National Gallery of Australia

Daylesford Convent – Melbourne | The National Portrait Gallery – Canberra | The Art Gallery of NSW


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