News & Blog – 2010

2010 – 2013 News Archives


  • Lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on World Aids Day Eve. U2’s Bono hosted this event. Also in attendance were the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, NSW Premier Kristina Keneally, Governor-General Quentin Bryce, and U2’s The Edge.

  • Alannah Hill – VIP Soiree at her Chapel Street Store (string quartet)

“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

  • Bell Shakespeare King Lear Opening Night & 20th Anniversary Gala at the Sydney Opera House. Cate Blanchett was amongst the guests. (jazz band)
  • Christian Dior – product launch at Darling Point, Sydney (string trio)
  • Milton Brown product launch at Grandiflora, Potts Point (string trio)
  • ANZ Archibald Prize Dinner at the Art Gallery of NSW
  • Chifley Tower & Aurora Place – Christmas foyer music (string quartet)
  • Australian Guild of Screen Composers Awards at Government House (string quartet)
  • Mercedes Benz – Prize Draw VIP event at Crown, Melbourne
  • Westpac Christmas Party – Leonda By the Yarra, Melbourne (string quartet)
  • Volvo – client event on Sydney Harbour (string duo)
  • Ferrari Maserati event at Ferrari Maserati (string quartet)
  • HSBC – corporate event at the National Portrait Gallery (Stringspace Orchestra)
  • NSW Treasury Department – event at Government House (string quartet)
  • R2G launch for Fluor SKM – Fast JV, Perth
  • Australian Grand Prix event at Ferrari Maserati


  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Dinner – hosted by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the Museum of Western AustraliaBooking 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


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

  • 100th Year of International Women’s Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
  • The Woman’s Day Royal High Tea – a celebration of the Royal Wedding at the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.
  • Gourmet Traveller Awards Night at Vue de Monde, Melbourne (string quartet)
  • Celebration of leading gene therapy scientist Professor Pamela Russell at the Prostate Cancer Foundation Dinner at The Hilton.
  • Event for the Australian Hotels Association at Hamilton Island.
  • Australian Hearing Association – corporate events (Perth & Sydney)
  • Human Factors & Ergonomics Australia – Annual conference.
  • Million Dollar Makeovers, Perth
  • Grand Chapitre Dinner at Crown, Melbourne
  • Healthfirst Network Launch, Adelaide
  • Inspirational, collaborative short film performance for a Melbourne Sales Conference.
  • Athelstan opening  – Melbourne
  • Richard Mercer’s Love Song Dedication Album Launch – hosted by Mix FM and The Australian Radio Network (string quartet).
  • 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!
  • NSW Cancer Institute – Awards
  • Andre Rieu – Pre-show Jazz Band VIP entertainment for Ticketek (Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane & Melbourne)
  • Garvan Institute – Gala Fundraising Dinner at Fox Studios, Sydney (string quartet & jazz band)
  • The Inner Worlds Exhibition Opening at the National Portrait Gallery. The Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet hosted this event
  • Jones Lang LaSalle – corporate cocktail function – Perth
  • Chanel Summer Fashion Show at the Museum of Contemporary Art (string quartet)


  • 1st Film Shoot for our new YouTube Channel StringspaceLive (Jan 2012).
  • Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre launch – an event hosted by Olivia Newton-John (Jade MacRae with our String Trio & Jazz Band).
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – event at The Hilton & Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide (string trio & jazz band)
  • Global Television – special Jitacam demonstration showcase performances in Sydney (Global Television Studios) & then Melbourne (Media City) for Global Television Australia and the heads of all their major TV networks and production companies. (string quartet)
  • ANZ Archibald Dinner at the Art Gallery of NSW.
  • Canon Dreamlabo – Launch at Aria Restaurant, Circular Quay
  • Million Dollar Makeovers – Perth (string quartet)
  • QUT Health Awards (string quartet)
  • Blackburne corporate event, Melbourne
  • Essential Flavours – company launch, Melbourne
  • Nespresso Boutique – Opening of their new store in Canberra
  • Dinner party at Paul Ramsay’s private residence (solo jazz pianist)
  • 2nd Film Shoot for our StringspaceLive YouTube Channel (June 2012)
  • Gourmet Traveller Awards Night at Vue De Monde, Melbourne (jazz band)
  • 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)
  • Garvan Institute Gala Dinner at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay (jazz trio)
  • Chifley Tower Christmas Party at Guillaume – The Bennelong, Sydney Opera House (jazz band)
  • 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 (string trio)
  • 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

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


  • Tiffany & Co. – jazz band in-store events featuring Briana in Sydney & Melbourne.
  • Dion Lee Fashion Show at the Sydney Opera House. This was a collaboration with the Australian composer Nick Wales. Dion dressed our violinists.
  • Public outdoor Stringspace Orchestra concert for Claremont Council, Perth (The Stringspace Orchestra with Lily Dior)
  • 7 MYER VIP Spring launches in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, and Brisbane (string quartets & string duos) throughout Australia.
  • Hardy Brothers Jewelry – The Vault Collection Dinner (string trio)
  • M.A.C Cosmetics at Vogue Fashion’s Night Out & 9 other M.A.C stores in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide (solo male violinist in a gold jacket!)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills – jazz bands for client events.
  • Friends Gather Round – Jade MacRae & Hugh concert at Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne.
  • A Day With Andre Rieu – Pre and Post-show VIP entertainment for Ticketek throughout Australia (string quartets)
  • Allphones Arena – thank you to Allphones Arena for all the complimentary Beyonce tickets!
  • Spec Property
  • Northrop Engineers
  • Seppeltsfield Winery
  • Volvo – client event.
  • Flowers In Motion – flower fashion show (string duo)
  • ANZ Design Team Dinner – private concert event for the ANZ Design team at Rutherglen House, Melbourne.
  • Jarman McKenna – corporate event (string quartet)
  • McDonald’s “Amore” campaign launch was produced by Todd Sampson (solo violinist performing “That’s Amore” for Leo Burnett Advertising Agency.
  • Global Health – Scholarship launch
  • G20 event at The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (string quartet)
  • Ollie & Mirabai co-wrote and recorded string parts with Kim Moyes from “The Presets.”
  • Collaboration with the Melbourne band “Architecture In Helsinki” at The Goodgod Bar, Chinatown.
  • AMP Capital
  • Bondi Westfield – Christmas Shopping Music.
  • QUT – Faculty of Health Awards
  • The Garvan Institute – 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner (string quartet)
  • Canberra University
  • Milne Alexander
  • The National Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit in Canberra (string quartet)
  • The Prince of Wales Lodge – Year-long Stringspace Concert Series at Mt Barker, Adelaide Hills
  • The National Portrait Gallery event hosted by The National Portrait Gallery
  • Chifley Tower – Christmas entrance foyer music for Jones Lang La Salle
  • StringspaceLive Film Shoot #3 across two days for our YouTube Channel.
  • Mirabai & James performed live string music as feature artists in the fabulous Sydney Dance Company production – De Novo.

Private concert event for the ANZ Design team

  • This concert featured Opera Australia star Lorina Gore singing three accompanied arias. We also had Andrea Keller perform solo 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 

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!

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