News & Blog – 2014

2014 News and Archives


Stringspace was honoured to perform at the Great Hall, Parliament House, for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their Royal Tour of Australia.


Stringspace provided musicians in 2014 for the following events/companies:

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

G20 – Government House performance for the Department of Treasury (string quartet)

Jade MacRae with our band for MYER party at the GPO Building, Melbourne

Official farewell for Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce hosted by the Prime Minister at Parliament House (string quartet)

Our string quartet performed as guests entered the Great Hall and after the unveiling of the new portrait of the Governor-General.

This event was organised by the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet.

Saba Store Opening at The Melbourne Emporium (String Quartet)

Marais Store Opening – Bourke Street, Melbourne (String Trio)

Actress Georgina Haig’s wedding at the NSW State Library (string quartet)

MYER Store – 7 Jazz Bands performing simultaneously throughout Australia in Melbourne, Chadstone, Doncaster, Sydney city, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

National Gallery of Australia – High Tea Performance (string quartet)

The Prime Minister of Japan’s visit to Australia – string quartet & jazz band

The Prime Minister of Japan’s visit to Australia – We provided a string quartet at Parliament House, Canberra for the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, and then 2 days later a jazz band at the Astral Ballroom, Perth also for the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia.

These events were hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Tiffany & Co. – Stringspace Jazz band with Briana (Sydney)

Wedding music for Paddington cake shop Sweet Art in Woollahra

Our strings played for the ceremony, and then our jazz/pop band featuring Briana on vocals performed at the reception

Two days recording film music at Fox Studios

Flying Fish Restaurant celebration – Briana singing with our strings. Michelle Bridges was amongst the guests.

MYER, Brisbane store – Stringspace jazz, pop, funk band

ROLEX – VIP client in-store performance, Adelaide (string duo)

Herbert Smith Freehills Christmas Party – Hampton-themed (jazz trio)

MYER, Brisbane (young female DJ)

Mercedes C-Class Launch, Sydney (string duo)

Archibald Exhibition – private viewing at the Art Gallery of NSW

Melbourne Fashion Week – catwalk shows for Vanishing Elephant and INCU at QV Hideaway (upbeat folky pop guitar duo)

Herbert Smith Freehills – jazz trio (with sax, violin and cello)

IKEA – The Ikea Sleepover (Stringspace Orchestra)

All-day film score recording session at AFTRS – Fox Studios

Andrea Bocelli Australian Tour pre-show string quartet concert for VIP guests.

This event was hosted by Richard Wilkins.

Canberra Museum and Gallery – Canberra Treasures Fund Launch

MYER – Bourke Street, Melbourne in-store performance.

MYER, Brisbane (Stringspace pop & Jazz band)

The band were perfect. Created just the right atmosphere. They looked great too! Can we book them again this Saturday to play at the opening of our new store? – MYER

Valentine’s Day performance in Manuka, Canberra (Briana + band)

Herbert Smith Freehills – Bossa Nova/Lounge Style Jazz Band

MYER – Stringspace Jazz Band for the official Opening of the new MYER, Mt Graffan store

12-piece Stringspace Orchestra for Melbourne wedding

Celebrity Chef Dinner at Art House Market, North Melbourne (solo harpist)

Herbert Smith Freehills – Annual client dinner (jazz duo)

National Portrait Gallery

Our jazz band performed entrance music at the National Portrait Gallery.

Stringspace on-stage with Sally Cooper

Sydney Town Hall corporate string quartet on-stage performance featuring Sally Cooper. This event was hosted by John Foreman.

Volvo Christmas Party on Sydney Harbour (string duo)

Porsche, Melbourne (solo jazz piano)

Brunswick Street Art Gallery, Melbourne

Cellist playing solo Bach at the annual Homeground Art Auction at Brunswick Street Art Gallery, Fitzroy.

Stringspace performs for the President of France at the National Gallery of Australia

Stringspace performs for the President of France at the National Gallery of Australia (string quartet).

This event was hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The PM Tony Abbott was also in attendance.

ANZ Design Team dinner

Briana sang with our jazz band at a private dinner for the ANZ Design Team at the Hamer Hall Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Tiffany & Co. – in-store performance, Adelaide (jazz band)

  • ACT Legislative Assembly – concert hosted by the ACT Government (string quartet)
  • QUT Health Awards, Brisbane (string trio)
  • PCF Capital event at Fraser’s Restaurant, Perth (string quartet)
  • Northrop Grumman event at The War Memorial, Canberra (string quartet).
  • Engineers Australia, Adelaide (string trio)
  • St Vincent’s De Paul Christmas Party, Hobart (string trio)

Equity Trustees – new office space launch, Sydney (solo harpist)

Zaparas Lawyers

String Duo for Zaparas Lawyers, Melbourne.

Netball Australia Dinner at Parliament House, Canberra

Lovely feedback from our Netball Australia Dinner at Parliament House, Canberra (String Quartet)

Hi Lucie,

I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to the musicians on Saturday evening. They were absolutely fantastic.

The background music was a lovely addition in the Marble Foyer for pre-dinner drinks and the background music throughout the main breaks in the Great Hall made for a great evening.

The musicians were great to work with and please pass on my appreciation for their flexibility as any good awards evening we were not on time from the beginning so break times changed throughout the night.

We look forward to using Stringspace for any future events.

Kind regards,


(Netball Australia)

Murdoch University – School of Law (Perth)

String Duo for the Murdoch University School of Law. This is a repeat booking for us.

The Prime Minister’s Christmas Party at Kirribilli House

Stringspace string quartet performed at the Prime Minister’s private Christmas Party at Kirribilli House, Sydney.

Porsche Christmas Party, Melbourne – Stringspace Jazz Band with Jade MacRae

International Chinese Film Festival

Three on-stage performances for the 2014 International Chinese Film Festival. These performances included a 5-minute female violinist show with a very spacey backing track of Pachelbel, Bittersweet Symphony and Summer from the 4 Seasons.

Chifley Tower Christmas Foyer music

Every year we perform a mix of Christmas and pop tunes for one week in the entrance foyer of Chifley Tower.

Bayer aboard The Pontoon, Sydney Harbour (string duo)

Saturday 4th October 2014

Today we had a solo cellist performing at Albert Hall in Canberra, and string quartets performing in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Here’s a lovely testimonial from our Melbourne wedding:

“I just want to say how amazing your musicians were last Saturday at my daughter’s wedding at St Andrew’s in Brighton.

Please pass on to them my sincere gratitude, everyone at the wedding absolutely loved them, they were flawless!

Thanks to you also for being so lovely through the booking process. You made it all so easy for us.

Having your strings there made the whole ceremony magical, without it the ceremony would not have been the same. The church is quite big and cold and the music just made it feel warm and wonderful. I cannot praise them enough really.

Once again, thank you so much for all your assistance. I will surely recommend Stringspace to my family and friends if they ever need to hear some beautiful violins and cello!” Michelle.

Monday 19 May 2014

Stringspace review on “Easy Weddings” today:

From: Lyndsey F.
Score: 5/5

Comments:”Stringspace were absolutely fabulous. Professional, talented, fun and a pleasure to have around on our day. Lucie was a complete delight to deal with and very flexible with our custom requests. Thank you so much guys for being part of our day :)”


Sunday 27 April 2014

This weekend we performed at the Maître d’ of Quay Restaurant’s very stylish wedding at – where else? – Quay Restaurant!

We also performed at Sergeants Mess (Mosman) and Buxton Manor Gardens, North Adelaide.


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