Lucie Miller | Stringspace Founder & Director:
Stringspace Director: Establishing Stringspace in 2003, Lucie has organised music for events hosted by U2 (at the Sydney Opera House), Tiffany & Co., Alannah Hill, the Sydney Opera House, The Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Australian Film Director Peter Weir, Hopscotch Films, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Fashion Week, Sir Richard Branson, Ferrari Maserati, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sydney Fashion Week & Global TV. She has collaborated with Melbourne band “Architecture in Helsinki” on a string quartet performance project of their songs, and provided recording musicians to the Australian band “The Presets.”
Most recently Lucie performed as part of the Stringspace String Quartet at Parliament House for Their Royal Highnesses William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This event was hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Other Stringspace events for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet include: string quartet lunch music for the President of France, a jazz band for the Prime Minister of Japan in Perth, The Prime Minister’s Christmas Party at Kirribilli House, a string quartet lunch music for Russian President Putin at Guillaume’s – The Sydney Opera House, a string quartet for Chinese President Hu Jintao, a jazz band for the PM’s Australia Day party at Parliament House, a solo guitarist for Australia Day at The Lodge (2017) and many other events hosted by PM John Howard, PM Tony Abbott, PM Kevin Rudd, PM Julia Gillard & PM Malcolm Turnbull.
Lucie has organised private orchestra concerts for Sir Richard Branson, Justin Hemmes; an orchestra for the Sydney preview of the James Bond movie “Spectre“, an outdoor public orchestra concert for Claremont Council in Perth, an orchestra for IKEA, an acclaimed year-long public chamber music concert series for The Prince of Wales Lodge in Adelaide, and many simultaneous jazz bands & string quartets throughout Australia for MYER.
She has booked string players to perform on episodes of the TV show Home & Away, and regularly organises musicians for the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW and the National Portrait Gallery.
Lucie has provided numerous jazz bands for Tiffany & Co. – in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide, and a jazz band in-store for Louis Vuitton. She has organised a solo violinist to perform throughout Australia for M.A.C Cosmetics – including a performance at Vogue Fashion Night Out, and a string quartet for the Harpers Bazaar’s Woman of the Year Awards Night.
Lucie has booked orchestras to perform music in popular Final Fantasy concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and music at the State Theatre for Disney.
She has staged a string orchestra performance of House of Cards at the Sydney Town Hall for Vivid Festival.
In 2017, Lucie organised an orchestra for the Sydney Opera House so final decisions on the new acoustics being installed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House could be made.
Lucie has organised musicians to record string parts for acclaimed arranger Jessica Wells of Jigsaw Music at Sonar Studios, Fox Studios; musicians for pre-show entertainment concerts for the TV show Q & A, and has programmed and is directing two concert series for the Sydney Opera House in 2017.
Lucie has toured extensively performing in hundreds of concerts throughout France, Germany and Australia with the The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Cologne (1999 – 2002), and has performed with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra from 2003 – 2016. She has directed, edited & produced all the Stringspace film clips that are featured on our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive, and comes from a family of third-generation professional musicians and artists.
Other corporate Stringspace clients include: Macquarie Bank, Herbert Smith Freehills, the ACT Government, The NSW Treasury Department, Estee Lauder, The Garvan Institute, the Australian Performing Rights Association, Aria Restaurant, Grandiflora, Australian Guild of Screen Composers, Allphones Arena, AFTRS, BHP Billiton, Chanel, Coca-Cola, BMW, Sonar Music, Dion Lee, Omega, Gourmet Traveller, Jones Lang La Salle, QANTAS, Mercedes, Optus, Rolex, Flying Fish Restaurant, Westfield, SABA, Rio Tinto, SwissRe, Ticketek, Volvo, Westfield, Hardy Brothers Jewellers & Porsche.
Studied: Bachelor of Music (ANU – Distinction) & Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium (scholarship) – with a major in painting from Sydney College of the Arts. Many High Distinctions in chamber music.
Orchestra: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Cologne, Canberra Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia & The Sydney Opera House Orchestra.
Awards: ANU Chamber Music Competition 1st Prize winner – String Quartet, and many awards & prizes from the Sydney Conservatorium.
Collaborations: Sydney International Spring Festival – Ensemble Offspring, Artistic Residence with CODA at the Australian painter Arthur Boyd’s “Bundanon”, Architecture in Helsinki.
Concerts: Liza Minelli, Delta Goodrem, Anthony & The Johnsons, Harry Connick Jr, Andrea Bocelli national tour, Tina Arena, Anthony Callea & Guy Sebastian.
Recordings: Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Human Nature, Architecture in Helsinki.
TV: Australian Idol, ABC “The Sideshow”, X Factor, YTT, Women’s Weekly Christmas Special, Home & Away
Video clips: Human Nature
Film Soundtracks: Australia, Happy Feet 1 & 2, December Boys, P.S I Love You
TV Commercials: Telstra (solo), Qantas & Westfield Worldwide Advertising Campaign
Festivals: Shostakovich String Quartet #8 in nightclubs as part of the Sydney & Canberra Fringe Festivals; Grandmaster Beats Festival at the Hordern Pavilion
High School: Sydney Conservatorium High School
Other: Stringspace Nightclub Performances at The Mandarin Club & The Midnight Shift; Sydney Fashion Week
- Lucie arranged almost all the Stringspace pop songs for string quartet that are listed on our repertoire page.
Studied: graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with a B. Mus in Advanced Performance (Class 1 Honours) and the Griffith University Medal. Lachlan attended the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) from 2010-2011 and in 2013 pursued further study in Salzburg, Austria with the support of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.
Orchestra: Lachlan regularly appears as a guest musician of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, and the Melbourne, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.
As a soloist, he has been broadcast live on ABC Classic FM and SRF2 Swiss Radio and has performed concerti with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, the Melbourne University Faculty Orchestra and the Victorian Festival Orchestra.
Awards: Lachlan has received numerous awards including the Queensland Arts Council’s Gertrude Langer Ensemble Prize and the ANAM Chamber Music Award.
Other Projects: Lachlan has toured nationally under the QAC’s ontour onstage program and appeared at venues such as the Melbourne Festival’sQuartetthaus, the Huntington Estate Music Festival and the Salon of the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Masterclasses: Lachlan has performed in masterclasses for Antje Weithaas, Benjamin Schmid, Tasmin Little, James Ehnes, Midori Goto, Anthony Marwood and Dmitri Sitkovetsky.
In 2011 he received regular mentorship from ACO violinist Mark Ingwersen as an ACO Emerging Artist.
Stringspace Projects: Myer Spring launch & Andre Rieu pre-show string quartet entertainment
Studied: Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance and a Master of Music Studies from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Full Scholarship holder at the Australian National Academy of Music.
Orchestra: Concertmaster of the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber, Symphony and Opera orchestras, Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Caroline has been awarded fellowships with the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.
Awards: Winner of the Gertrude Langer Ensemble Prize.
Festivals: Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the 4MBS Sibelius Festival, the Royal Northern College of Music International Chamber Music Festival.
Other Projects: As a member of the Glasshouse String Quartet highlights have included performing live on BBC Radio London and performing in a Musica Viva Masterclass for the Borodin String Quartet.
Stringspace Projects: Stringspace YouTube channel – StringspaceLive & Andre Rieu pre-show entertainment – string quartet.
Caroline has just returned from a year of study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she performed regularly with the Manchester Camerata.
Lily Hubbard – A Beautiful Start For A Gifted Cellist
29 May 2013 , 6:15 PM by Annie Reuss – 612 ABC Brisbane
Lily Hubbard is incredibly talented and at eighteen years of age has already achieved some wonderful career milestones.
Lily started piano lessons at age six, cello lessons at nine9 and by thirteen she had played in Carnegie Hall as prinicipal cellist with the Tagiev Chamber Orchestra and was the youngest musician at the 2010 National Music Camp at just fourteen years old.
Studied: Bachelor of Music majoring in Performance (Honours Class 1) from the University of Queensland
1st Prize in the University of Queensland Post-graduate String Performance Prize
Awards: Australian Post-graduate Scholarship Award to study a Masters in Music Performance, LMUSA, Harmer Memorial Scholarship, ATCL 1st prize in the State, for Speech & Drama
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Orchestra Project
Other Projects: The Southern Cross Soloists, Perth International Arts Festival, Brisbane Festival
Pop: The Cat Empire
Awards: Bach Prize at the Queensland Conservatorium, Prize Winner @ the 4MBS Chamber Music Competition, Finalist in the Australian Chamber Music Competition
Other Projects: Collaborated with didgeridoo soloist William Barton, ABC live broadcast, ABC Classic FM recordings, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, The Bangalow Music Festival & the Four Winds Festival
Performances: Kenny Rogers, Randy Newman, Human Nature, Ben Lee, Michael Feinstein, Rhonda Burchmore, Tom Burlinson, Thirsty Merc and James Morrison
Theatre: The Producers (2005), Dirty Dancing (2006), Dusty (2006), Chicago (2008), Avenue Q (2010), Fame (2010).
Matthew can perform in a Big Band swing style to funky pop covers. Matthew passionately supports Brisbane’s jazz scene and is also a member of the Enthusiastic Musicians’ Orchestra and The Enterprise both of whom have recently released CDs premiering jazz and funk originals by Australian composers.
Studied: Bachelor of Music from the Queensland University of Technology where he majored in classical and jazz saxophone.
Matthew’s passion for jazz and popular saxophone led him to complete a Masters of Music Studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2001.
Stringspace Projects: Andre Rieu pre-show entertainment (2012)
Studies: Bachelor Of Music from the the Queensland Conservatorium & an Associate Diploma of Jazz Studies
Performances: Good Bait Quartet, Jim Kelly, Katie Noonan, James Morrison, Grace Knight, Scott Tinkler, John Hoffman, Vince Genova, Ken Edie, Tony Hobbs, Steve Newcomb, Louise Denson, The Brand New Sweeties, Tyrone Noonan, James Muller, James Sherlock, Kristen Baradi, Matt McMahon, Loops, Jonathan Dimond, Megan Washington, Steve Russell, Sharney Russell, Misinterpretato, Graeme Norris, Frank Bennett, Doug Parkinson, Monica Trapaga, David Ades, Kate Miller-Heidke, John Rodgers, Elly Hoyt, Zac Hurren, Jacam Manricks, Topology, Warren Vache (US), The Mute Canary Project / Elliott Dalgleish, Ghulfam Sabri, Soumaya (India), and The View From Madeleine’s Couch.
Festival performances: Manly Jazz and Blues Festival (Sydney), The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Pinnacles, The Brisbane Festival, The Queensland Music Festival, The Valley Jazz Festival, The Woodford Folk Festival, The Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Brisbane Cabaret Festival and The Adelaide Festival
Featured album releases: The Good Bait Quartet, Loops Recursion, Loops Ek!, Katie Noonan Elixir, Topology Airwaves, The View From Madeleine’s Couch, Tranquio, Casa Da Boa Vida
Artist in Residence QCMGU
Finalist in National Improvisation Award live to air ABC FM
Collaboration with Topology on Airwaves Brisbane Festival of Music celebrating 100 years of radio
Musicals & Theatre: Chicago & Blackbird. Musical arrangements for the QTC of English songwriter and dramatist Noel Coward play
Awards: 1st place CMAA Australian National Jan 2011 Bluegrass Championships, Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“ The end results are often as breathtakingly beautiful as the means unconventional”Sydney Morning Herald
“ …energized, exciting and quite often beautiful in a fresh, unsentimental way.”Sydney Morning Herald
“ Few listeners… would find Rules of the Shastra by guitarist Jamie Clark…anything but ravishingly lyrical and rhythmic.”
“ … Many of the satisfactions of the modern jazz guitar trio are delivered here with exhilarating felicity.”Guitar Player Magazine
“ understated and elegant…fat, burnished tones…he gives a little microtonal tweak to almost every wisely placed note…”
“ …a cracking guitarist”. Rolling Stone Magazine
Stringspace Projects: Andre Rieu pre-show entertainment (2012)
Studied: Bachelor of Music with Honours in Performance
Orchestra: Queensland Symphony – trumpet & double bass
Jazz trumpet: James Morrison, Tom Burlingson,Grace Knight
Theatre: Shout, Dusty, Miss Saigon, The Mikado, Avenue Q, Mamma Mia & Wicked – the Musical
Double bass: James Morrison, Kate Ceberano, Christine Anu, Doug Parkinson, David Campbell, Caroline O’Connor, Rhonda Burchmore, Debbie Byrne, Glenn Shorrock & Debbie Byrne.
Other projects: ABC Recordings
Stringspace Projects: Andre Rieu pre-show entertainment