News & Blog – 2010

2010 – 2013 News Archives

Stringspace performed at the Sydney Opera House for the lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on World Aids Day Eve. This event was hosted by U2′s Bono.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, NSW Premier Kristina Kenneally, Governor-General Quentin Bryce, and U2′s The Edge also attended.

Stringspace String Quartet performed for fashion designer Alannah Hill at a VIP Soiree at her Chapel Street Store.

“We have another event coming up for Christmas that we would really like you to do. I want to book you for everything, you are great.” Alannah Hill

“The CD is absolutely divine” – Alannah Hill management Chapel Street Store, Melbourne

Christian Dior Product Launch at Darling Point, Sydney

Our Stringspace Jazz Band entertained guests at the Bell Shakespeare King Lear Opening Night & 20th Anniversary Gala at the Sydney Opera House. Cate Blanchett was amongst the guests.

Milton Brown product launch at Grandiflora, Potts Point | String Trio

ANZ Archibald Prize Dinner at the Art Gallery of NSW

Christmas Entrance Foyer Music at Chifley Tower and Aurora Place (ABN Amro)

Australian Guild of Screen Composers Awards at Government House

Mercedes-Benz Prize Draw VIP Event at Crown, Melbourne

Westpac Christmas Party at Leonda By the Yarra, Melbourne

Volvo event on Sydney Harbour

Ferrari Maserati event at Ferrari Maserati | String Quartet

HSBC event at the National Portrait Gallery | Stringspace Orchestra

NSW Treasury Department Event at Government House


  • R2G launch for Fluor SKM – FAST JV, Perth
  • Australian Grand Prix event at Ferrari Maserati



  • Celebration of leading gene therapy scientist Professor Pamela Russell at the Prostate Cancer Foundation Dinner –  The Hilton
  • Australian Hearing Association events – Perth & Sydney
  • Human Factors & Ergonomics Australia annual conference
  • Million Dollar Makeovers
  • Grand Chapitre Dinner – Crown Melbourne
  • Healthfirst Network launch – Adelaide
  • Inspirational collaborative short film performance for a Melbourne Sales Conference
  • Athelstan launch  – Melbourne
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show cocktail party at The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
  • Private birthday party for the General Manager of Microsoft aboard his boat!
  • 100th Year of International Women’s Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
  • NSW Cancer Institute Awards
  • Jones Lang LaSalle corporate cocktail function – Perth

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting dinner hosted by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the Museum of Western Australia

Booking by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

“Thank you so much for your ongoing assistance, you are the best contact we have stumbled on!” – The Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Commonwealth Heads of Government dinner hosted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Western Australia

Booking by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

2011: CHOGM

Dearest Stringspace,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the impressive, professional, memorable and outstanding contribution you provided for CHOGM 2011.

Our expectations were not only met but were exceeded by your professionalism, creativeness, and dedication to the event.

We thank you kindly and hope to work together again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Official Hospitality Events Team

Jessica Sweaney | Manager Official Hospitality Events

CHOGM 2011 Taskforce -Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Hamilton Island event for the Australian Hotels Association

The Woman’s Day Royal High Tea – a celebration of the Royal Wedding | String Quartet

Royal High Tea at the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

Gourmet Travellers Awards Night at Vue de Monde, Melbourne (string quartet)

Richard Mercer’s Love Song Dedication Album Launch | String Quartet

This event was hosted by MIX FM and the Australian Radio Network 

Garvan Institute Gala Fundraising Evening at Fox Studios, Sydney (String Quartet & Jazz band)


Andre Rieu VIP Events

Andre Rieu pre-show entertainment in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane & Melbourne (jazz bands)

This event was hosted by Ticketek

The Inner Worlds Exhibition Opening at the National Portrait Gallery

This event was hosted by The Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Chanel Summer Fashion Show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (string quartet)


  • Million Dollar Makeovers – Perth (string quartet)
  • QUT Health Awards (string quartet)
  • Blackburne corporate event, Melbourne
  • Essential Flavours – company launch, Melbourne
  • Nespresso Boutique – Canberra
  • Dinner party at Paul Ramsay’s private residence (solo jazz pianist)
  • Athelstan Grand Opening, Melbourne (Cello & Piano Duo)
  • APESB Anniversary Dinner at the NSW State Library
  • Australian Hearing Christmas Cocktail Party, Circular Quay (String Quartet)
  • ANCOLD Conference Dinner at Frasers Restaurant, Perth (String Trio)
  • The Australian Tax Institute Convention at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
  • Department of Immigration’s inaugural Australian Multicultural Council event at New Parliament House, Canberra
  • NSW Sports Safety Awards – String Quartet
  • 20 Million Dollar Fundraiser Evening for the opening of the SAN Cancer Wellness Centre, Sydney hosted by former Prime Minister John Howard
  • Christmas Concert at the Prince of Wales Lodge, Adelaide – String Quartet

1st Film Shoot for our new YouTube Channel StringspaceLive | 2012

Launch of the new Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre in Melbourne | String Trio & Jazz Band featuring Jade MacRae

Hosted by Olivia Newton-John

Stringspace Jazz Band & String Trio perform for an event hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet at the Adelaide Town Hall & Hilton Hotel, Adelaide

Garvan Institute Gala Dinner – Stringspace Jazz Band

Gourmet Traveller Awards Night at Vue De Monde, Melbourne – Stringspace Jazz Band


Global Television JITA Camera Demonstration

Stringspace String Quartet showcase performances at Global Television Studios (Sydney) & Media City (Melbourne) to demonstrate Global TV’s new JITA camera to the heads of all the major TV networks and production companies.

Solo harpist for the filming of a Jimeoin Guinness TV commercial at Premier Studios, Melbourne

ANZ Archibald Prize Dinner at the Art Gallery of NSW

Canon Dreamlabo Launch at Aria Restaurant – String Quartet

Mirabai and James performed live string music as feature artists in De Novo – a fabulous Sydney Dance Company production.

Public outdoor concert for Claremont Council, Perth (The Stringspace Orchestra with Lily Dior)

Ollie & Mirabai co-wrote and recorded string parts with Kim Moyes from The Presets.

Film shoots for our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive (Season 3)

50th Anniversary Gala Dinner for the Garvan Institute (string quartet)

National Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit in Canberra (string quartet)

The National Portrait Gallery event at the National Portrait Gallery

Mt Barker Violin & Guitar Duo – Sold Out Concert for The Freemasons

Here’s a review from the I Love Mt Barker website:

Music In The Hills:

Recently I was made aware of the concerts at the Prince of Wales Lodge in Mount Barker and I was intrigued to come along to the most recent concert featuring Aleksandr Tsiboulski – one of Australia’s finest classical guitarists and Anne Horton on violin who recently was a part of the Australian String Quartet.

Now let me just preface this and say that attending a classical music concert is not normally my first choice in activities.

My knowledge of the subject is limited, to say the least, and I certainly won’t attempt a full-scale review of the event.

In saying this I must say that I was truly impressed by the World Class talent that played on Saturday Evening. Aleksandr Tsiboulski was simply amazing on the guitar and played beautifully – at times incredibly it seemed he was playing by feel only with his eyes shut!

Anne Horton played in duet with Mr. Tsiboulski and her performance was equally as impressive. I have been told that seeing a classical guitarist and violin in duet is a rarity and I feel privileged to have been a part of the audience.

The venue is The Prince of Wales Lodge and is located off Hutchinson Street. It provides a relaxing and refined setting for the enjoyment of world-class classical music. Set in the majestic and historic surrounds of the oldest Freemasons Lodge in the Hills – an evening at the Prince of Wales is an experience like no other.

Looking for something different to do? Make sure you get along to the next concert – they are held monthly.

Review of our most recent Stringspace Concert by Michael Nitschke

June 16, 2013

Hardy Brothers The Vault Collection Dinner (string trio)

7 MYER VIP Spring launches throughout Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, and Brisbane (string quartet & string duos)

Tiffany & Co. – jazz band in-store events featuring Briana in both Melbourne and Sydney City stores.

M.A.C.Cosmetics at Vogue Fashion’s Night Out & 9 other M.A.C.stores in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide (solo male violinist)

Friends Gather Round – Jade MacRae concert at Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne

A Day With Andre Rieu pre and post-show VIP entertainment for Ticketek throughout Australia (string quartets)

Jazz Bands for Herbert Smith Freehills

Jazz bands for Herbert Smith FreehillsOur partner was really impressed with your jazz band last Thursday and is very keen to have them play at our client event on the 31st. We loved them! They are fantastic!

Year-long concert series at Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills.

Flowers in Motion – flower fashion show (string duo)

McDonald’s Amore campaign launch produced by Todd Sampson (solo violinist)

ANZ Design Team Dinner

Private concert event for the ANZ Design team at Rutherglen House, Melbourne featuring Opera Australia star Lorina Gore singing three accompanied arias, including O Mio Babbino Caro, and Andrea Keller performing jazz piano.

Lorina was delightful. She was stunning to look at and her voice was amazing. She engaged with the audience and broke down all barriers. The venue suited her absolutely. Her accompanist was extremely skilled and sympathetic to Lorina’s voice. They were an excellent duo. It was a privilege to have them perform for us. – Robin 

Collaboration with Melbourne band Architecture in Helsinki at the Goodgod Club, Chinatown.

G20 event at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (string quartet)

Christmas shopping music at Westfield Bondi Junction

Christmas foyer music at Chifley Tower

In 2013 Stringspace provided musicians for the following companies:

Tiffany & Co.
Hardy Brothers Jewelry
M.A.C Cosmetics
Herbert Smith Freehills
Friends Gather Round
Allphones Arena
Spec Property
Northrop Engineers
Seppeltsfield Winery
Flowers In Motion
Dave Clark Design
Jarman McKenna
Leo Burnett Advertising Agency
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

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