News & Blog – 2015

Chifley Tower entrance foyer Christmas music (string quartet)



Louis Vuitton – jazz band (Sydney)

Our jazz band performed in-store at Louis Vuitton for late night shopping. Our Louis Vuitton client said our jazz band were fabulous!



Herbert Smith Freehills – Christmas Party (jazz band)

Omega Boutique VIP Christmas event (Sydney)

MYER Christmas carols throughout Australia (string quartet)

Stringspace performed Christmas carols at MYER in Sydney city, Bondi, Melbourne, Chadstone, Brisbane, Adelaide, & Perth.



Seafirst – string duo (Melbourne)

Murdoch University – School of Law, Perth (string duo)

Porsche – Jazz band (Melbourne)

Law Council of Australia – string quartets at The National Arboretum and War Memorial (Canberra)

Christmas Carols for MYER (Sydney and Melbourne city stores)


Freywille opening at the Melbourne Emporium (string duo)


Wednesday 18th November, 2015



Hewlett Packard presentation at the National Gallery of Australia (string quartet)

QUT Awards ceremony at The Hilton (jazz – pop band)

Private Party at Vue de Monde (Hetty Kate singing with our jazz band)

Harper’s Bazaar “Woman of the Year” Awards Night at The Park Hyatt (string quartet)

Style Co. weddings, Melbourne (strings & jazz band)


Private birthday party for the producer of all the early Kylie Minogue clips

Greens MP Jamie Parker on Twitter!


Melbourne Cup official launch (string duo)



Bentley Estate, Berrima – wedding (string quartet)





Government House event hosted by the Governor of Victoria (string quartet)




Josh Kyle sings with our jazz band aboard the Starship & our string quartet perform for a Sweet Art cakes event, Paddington

ANU UniLodge Campus Ball (string quartet)

On behalf of UniLodge @ ANU I am emailing to thank you and your team at Stringspace for providing us with such beautiful music last night at our ball.

This was the first time we have had a string quartet play at such a big and important function, and after last night I am confident that it will not be our last. Many guests commented on how professional the quartet were and on their amazing performance. We are so grateful that you were able to play for us, and I look forward to more events with Stringspace in the future. Please also pass my thanks on to the members of the string quartet.

Kindest regards,


Kylie Kwong in a very FAMiliar location!



BMW Series 7 Preview at Penfolds Winery, Adelaide (string quartet)


IPAA Act Conference at The National Gallery of Australia (string trio)


Department of Education Awards Night at Hotel Realm, Canberra (string trio)


Thursday 3rd September 2015

Tonight Stringspace are performing at the Department of Education’s Awards Night at Hotel Realm in Canberra.


Photo of Canberra by Max Dupain

Happy 1st Day of Spring!


Syrian Violinist Fundraising Concert in Fitzroy North, Melbourne – string quartet & drums

“the musicians were absolutely incredible and such a delight”



Art & About – photoshoot by composer Damian Barbeler



Archibald Exhibition private viewing at the Art Gallery of NSW for Freehills (string trio)

The Harbour Rocks Hotels’ Industry showcase event (string duo)


Grand Opening of the 2015 Archibald Prize – all modern Australian pop songs (string quartet)

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6-hour Style Co. Melbourne wedding (string trio)




Sydney Writers’ Festival Dinner




Spanish guitar duo for Spanish-themed Freehills dinner

Studio Violin Solo Recording for a Film Score


Q & A TV Pre-show Live 45-minute Concert Entertainment at Parliament House (string quartet)




Murdoch University – School of Law, Perth (string duo)

Solo Spanish Guitarist for a Spanish Wine Tasting Evening hosted by Freehills

“Can I just say the guitarist on Thursday was brilliant he played whenever we needed him to and looked like he was really enjoying himself. We would love him back whenever we need someone like that – he was fantastic.”

The Property Council of Australia at Parliament House with opening address given by PM Tony Abbott – (string trio)

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Jazz Guitar & Bass duo for Freehills – Sydney


Our Sydney Writers’ Festival event is coming soon


Joe Hockey’s Budget Night Party hosted by Joe Hockey, Canberra (string quartet)



Collaboration with Natasha Pincus – director of the hit song “Somebody That I Used to Know” at a presentation on the concept of genius. Our musicians played the Gotye song and she gave the presentation (string quartet)


Four solo cellists in four cities performing improv/jazz for Henschke Wines at Vue De Monde (Melb), The Stokehouse (Bris), Hill of Grace Restaurant (Adelaide) and The Establishment (Sydney)

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Bentley Drivers Club Cocktail Party hosted by Werribee Mansion, Melbourne (string quartet)

“Thanks so much for the outstanding performance by your Quartet last Thursday at the Bentley Drivers Club Cocktail Party in the Historic Werribee Park Mansion. The guests had an amazing night.”

Pete Smith – Events Manager at Werribee Mansion Hotel & Spa.

Violin Soloist for Crown, Melbourne

National Gallery of Australia – Annual Foundation Dinner (string quartet)


This is just a little note to say thank you for all of your assistance prior to our event, and to thank the musicians who made up the talented string quartet on Saturday night. The music was beautiful and exactly the right thing to set off the exquisite meal and gorgeous flowers.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank them again for staying on after the scheduled time, we were running fairly late, and it would have left a bit of gap if the musicians had left early, so thank you again.

With best wishes,

National Gallery of Australia

Stringspace Orchestra performing with Connie from Sneaky Sound System at a lovely party celebrating the life of John Hemmes




Dinner music for the Prime Minister of Vietnam at the National Gallery of Australia at an evening hosted by the Prime Minister

Our musicians performed both background dinner music on stage throughout the night, and a special intro for William Barton’s spot didgeridoo performance.




Monday 16th March 2015

Our latest Stringspace film clip has just been favourited on twitter by its composer – Desmond Childs. Desmond Childs has written a huge number of massive hit songs (over 70 songs in the top 40) including “Livin’ On A Prayer” & “Livin’ La Vida Loca”. I Was Made For Lovin’ You was his first major hit.

So that happened.

Commencement Ball at the Australian National University (string quartet)

National Portrait Gallery Foundation Dinner, Canberra (string quartet)



Stringspace Orchestra rehearsal with Connie from Sneaky Sound System




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Lindsay Park Stables Cellar Door Media Lunch, Melbourne (string duo)

Living Edge New Showroom launch, Alexandria (string quartet)


Saturday 31st January 2015

Here’s a little blog entry from Pete about the wedding he performed at today:

Actually, it was kinda special in that…

Under the shade of a small willow tree, Lily and Peter were positioned so in every turn of the head there was something to savour; behind them, the sweeping vines growing the grapes used to create famous Mornington Peninsula wines. These wines were then served at the reception in the restaurant, which sat to the left of Lily and Peter. On the right was a tranquil lake, with families of ducks floating past. Together these views served as the frame for the beautiful wedding ceremony of Lisa and Matthew on Saturday afternoon.

Aside from this, it was a pretty straight forward gig.

Prime Minister’s private Australia Day Party at Parliament House (pop band – playing Australian tunes)

Everyone loved the band. Our PM even got up and had a dance to Land Down Under.

ANZ private party at the Australian Tennis Open (solo harpist)

Monday 12th January 2015



Some of the companies & events 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 Tony 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



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