News & Blog – 2016



Some of the companies & events Stringspace provided live music for in 2016 include:

  • Andre Agassi – Dinner at Vue De Monde, Melbourne (jazz band)
  • Animal Medicines Australia
  • Art Gallery of NSW – Archibald Exhibition Grand Opening (female string quartet)
  • Art Gallery of NSW – Foundation Dinner
  • Art Gallery of NSW – 2016 Travel Draw Prize (solo cellist)
  • Assetlink – Christmas Party
  • ASX – Top 100  at the Art Gallery of NSW
  • Australian Centre of the Moving Image – Scorsese Quiz Night
  • Australian Medical Association – conference hosted by Q&A’s Tony Jones
  • Australian Medical Association – Dinner at Old Parliament House (jazz band)
  • Bayer – cruise corporate event (string duo)
  • BMWChampion Dinner
  • Bvlgari – feature solo cellist at the National Gallery of Victoria
  • Chifley Tower – Daily Christmas foyer music (string quartet)
  • Crestone – cocktail party
  • CTBC Bank – launch
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet – Luncheon in Honour of the Prime Minister of Singapore at The Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra
  • Delta Agribusiness – 10-Year Celebration at Kings Hall, Old Parliament House
  • Engineers Australia – Awards Night, Adelaide
  • Equitee TrusteesAfternoon of Jazz with Hetty Kate, Melbourne Concert
  • Equitee Trustees – solo harp, Sydney
  • Ernst & Young – event at the Art Gallery of NSW (jazz band)
  • E. Sun Bank – String Quartet concert for the Grand Opening at The 4 Seasons Hotel
  • Great Southern Shipping Co. – Luncheon at The Hilton, Melbourne. Attended by Robert Doyle – the Lord Mayor of Melbourne
  • Happy Birthday performance with Megan Washington at the Melbourne Arts Centre
  • Herbert Smith Freehills – Annual Wine Tasting Dinner
  • Herbert Smith Freehills – Christmas Party
  • Herbert Smith Freehills – Private viewing event of the Archibald Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW (violin & guitar duo)
  • HSBC – Chinese New Year event at Old Parliament House (jazz band)
  • Life Company of the Year Awards at the NSW Art Gallery with guest speaker Ian Thorpe
  • Lululemon – new store opening at Claremont Quarter, Perth (string trio)
  • Macquarie Bank (string quartet)
  • Melbourne Intercontinental Hotel  – Dinner at the Melbourne Intercontinental
  • Murdoch School of Law – End-of-year event, Perth
  • National Gallery of Australia – Foundation Dinner (string quartet)
  • National Portrait Gallery 
  • Official Budget Night After Party – Canberra (string quartet)
  • Oliver Hume Real Estate’s White Party (Jade MacRae + piano)
  • Omega Watches – Christmas VIP event – Sydney & Melbourne
  • Omega Watches – Dinner at the George Ballroom, St Kilda (jazz band)
  • Omega Watches – performance at Moss Green, Woollahra
  • Optus – event at Alto Restaurant, Melbourne
  • Origin Energy – event at The Mint
  • Pink Ladies Lunches at Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra. Events attended by Hon Dame Quentin Bryce & Ita Buttrose
  • Pottery Barn
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers – Christmas Party
  • Property Council of Australia – 20th Anniversary Dinner at Quay Restaurant attended by Frank Lowy
  • QUT – lunch, Brisbane (jazz band)
  • Rolex – in-store event, Adelaide
  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – NSW & ACT Fellowship & Awards Ceremony
  • Ryan Stokes’ wedding at Potts Point
  • Sotheby’s – Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery
  • String Trio performance in front of 2,000 people at the Olympic Park Stadium
  • The Style Co.
  • St Vincent De Paul – Christmas Party, Hobart
  • Tiffany & Co. – solo jazz piano
  • Tiffany & Co. – breakfast events (jazz bands)
  • Tiffany & Co. – pass the parcel music, Sydney (solo guitar)
  • University of Canberra – High Tea rooftop event
  • The Victorian State Government – Australian Japan Business Corporate Committee – welcome reception at Government House
  • The Victorian State Government – event at the Melbourne Town Hall
  • Vivid Ideas – Stringspace Orchestra performance of The House of Cards theme song at the opening of the Beau Willimon interview, hosted by Leigh Sales, at the Sydney Town Hall

Chifley Tower – Christmas foyer entrance music (string quartet)

This week we are playing Christmas and pop tunes every morning and lunchtime (Monday – Friday) at Chifley Tower.







Objective Corporation’s end-of-year Christmas Party/New Office Opening (string duo)

Sunday 18th December 2016

Christmas Carols as a string quintet for Omega Watches at their Collins Street Boutique in Melbourne

Just a quick note to thank you for the last two weeks of events- it was fantastic as usual!

Thank you,

Stefanie – OMEGA

InterContinental Hotel, Melbourne (string trio)

Tonight in Melbourne, our strings were performing at an event for The Intercontinental, Melbourne. This is another repeat event. Our strings played music through the ages starting with classical and ending with Beyonce.

Our Jazz Band accompanied Megan Washington for a happy birthday rendition at the Arts Centre, Melbourne

2016 Film shoot rehearsal (stringspace orchestra)

Jade MacRae sings jazz with our String Quartet at Abbotsford Convent

Stringspace Jazz & Pop Band Film Shoot

Today we recorded and filmed our jazz band playing cool Woody Allen style jazz, guitar & singer ballads, and also fun pop songs for our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive.

Price Waterhouse Coopers end-of-year Christmas Party at The Pavilion Restaurant, Sydney

Stringspace performed 5 x 10-minute sets of jazz music designed especially to match the menu. We had sparkling Latin jazz to go with the apple tea lemon balm and sentimental mellow jazz to go with the licorice basil dried mulberries. We chose Moonglow to go with the perfumed fruit dessert.

Art Gallery of NSW – Foundation Dinner (string quartet)



Milan and band at the Assetlink Christmas Party at Quay Restaurant, Circular Quay

Concert for 2,000 people at Olympic Stadium, Sydney


Tiffany & Co. – acoustic solo guitar music for Thanksgiving pass the parcel event at Rockpool



Concert featuring an eclectic mix of styles at Prahran, Melbourne (string trio)

Macquarie Bank – new offices launch, Sydney (string trio)

Thanks so much for sending such professional and talented musicians to my event last Thursday night – they were brilliant!

Kind regards,

Macquarie Bank

ASX Top 100 dinner at the Art Gallery of NSW (string duo)

Thank you! The client was SO VERY HAPPY with the string duo on Tuesday night! Thank you so much for providing artists of such high quality.

QUT Awards at The Sofitel, Brisbane (jazz/pop band)

Omega event at Queen Street, Woollahra (string duo)

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (jazz band)

Hi Lucie

The musicians were fantastic! Thanks very much.



Ernst & Young – jazz band featuring Virna Sanzone at the NSW Art Gallery



Style Co. wedding – String Trio & Jazz Band, Melbourne

Origin Energy at The Mint, Sydney (string quartet)



Thursday 20th October 2016

If anyone wants to listen to something beautiful today, I recommend clicking on this clip:

Hetty Kate concert for Equity Trust, Melbourne (jazz singer & guitar)

Hetty and James were wonderful, a perfect match for the residents and families at Kew Gardens. They loved the afternoon.

Australian Medical Association of General Practitioners NSW & ACT Awards – Old Parliament House, Canberra

PM Malcolm Turnbull’s Luncheon in Honour of the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsein Loong’s official visit to Australia at Parliament House, Canberra (string trio)


Victorian State Government Welcome Reception at Government House, Melbourne (string quartet)

Could you please pass on our thanks to the string quartet who played at the Welcome Reception at Government House on Sunday night. They were excellent, and the music was perfect.

Jade MacRae at MONA, Hobart


Australian Japan Business Corp Commitee event for the Victorian State Government at Government House, Melbourne (string quartet)

Bvlgari Exhibition Launch – National Gallery of Victoria (feature solo cello performance with backing track)

Thank you so much for booking Lily in for us. Please pass on our thanks and admiration to her for a beautiful performance piece – she looked stunning, performed magnificently and was a joy to work with.

Thanks again, and best regards,

Engineers Australia Awards Night – Adelaide Oval


Pink Ladies Charity Lunch at The Sofitel, Sydney with The Hon. Nick Greiner as special guest speaker (string duo)



Andre Agassi dinner party at Vue de Monde, Melbourne (guitar & electric bass duo)


Lovely comment and a “like” from The Temper Trap on our Sweet Disposition instagram clip!

Pink Ladies Charity Lunch – Grand Ballroom, Sofitel, Brisbane

Thanks again for all of your help. The musicians were AMAZING!!


Friday 9th September, 2016

Close friends from across Sydney’s fashion, media, showbiz, and hospitality circles gathered at Waverley Cemetery today to bid farewell to Cafe Queen Jackie Milijash. We felt very honoured to perform music to celebrate the life of such an amazing and much-loved woman.



Pink Ladies Lunch at The Astral Ballroom, Perth with special guest speaker Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce (string duo)


Happy 1st Day of Spring!


Photo credit: Grandiflora

Property Council of Australia – 20th Anniversary Dinner at Quay Restaurant, Sydney (string duo)

Pink Ladies Lunch at the National Gallery of Australia featuring cellist David Pereira (string duo)


Scorsese Quiz Night at ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne (string duo)


Twitter – Art Gallery of NSW tweeted a live video of Stringspace!


Sunday 7th August, 2016

Today Stringspace were at St Charles Borromeo Church. We played “The Book Of Love” by special request for the Processional. It was so beautiful!




Tiffany & Co. – breakfast at Tiffany’s event in-store, Adelaide (jazz band)

Tiffany & Co. – 2nd Breakfast at Tiffany’s event – Adelaide (jazz band)

Crestone Wealth Cocktail Party, Collins Street, Melbourne (string trio)



Optus Cocktail Party at Alto Restaurant, Melbourne (pop strings)




Archibald Opening Night – Art Gallery of NSW (string quartet)

Thank you, Lucie. We really enjoyed having you again. You’re always so professional and the crowd loves the contemporary slant to the strings. Photos are great!

Thanks again,

Executive Assistant

Art Gallery of New South Wales














Wednesday 6th July, 2016

Thibaud, James, Ewan and Viv are touring as the Sydney Dance Co. onstage string quartet for “CounterMove”.

Check out the Sydney Dance Company website for dates:


Victorian State Government Welcome Reception at the Melbourne Town Hall for the Complementary Health Products Industry (string quartet)

InterContinental Hotel Melbourne media event (string trio)

The InterContinental Melbourne rang today to thank us for providing music at their recent event. Here are some lovely photos of the night.

Monday 20th June, 2016

Lovely feedback from a recent string trio and jazz band Adelaide event:

Dear Lucie

Just a small email to let you know how WONDERFUL the music was for my wedding. I received SO MANY comments about the strings and Luke! They
were Fabulous!!! Please … please … send my warmest regards and Thank you’s!!!!
Kind regards

Friday 17th June, 2016


Small string orchestra to perform in a big Melbourne church. Extra strings can be a great idea for additional grandness!

Stringspace performing on the TV documentary DNA Nation tonight

Listen out for Stringspace playing the string parts in DNA Nation again tonight. It’s such a beautifully made series. We’re so happy to be a part of it! Thanks Sonar Music and Jessica Wells (Jigsaw Music).


Herbert Smith Freehills Annual Wine Tasting Dinner, Castlereagh Street, Sydney (jazz duo)

House of Cards theme song to open the Vivid Ideas Leigh Sales interview with Beau Willimon at the Sydney Town Hall (Stringspace Orchestra)

Our cellist Ollie Miller wrote the arrangement. Beau said it was “incredible”!

“Still have this playing in my head from last night: the brilliant ‪#‎Stringspace‬ playing the ‪#‎HouseofCards‬ theme at ‪#‎vividideas‬…” – Jess Scully


Lauren_Alex_Hana Vivid_2016







Australian Medical Association at Old Parliament House, Canberra (jazz band)

Australian Medical Association National Conference hosted by Q & A’s Tony Jones, Canberra (solo jazz guitarist)

Pottery Barn Store – private dinner party, Bondi (string duo)


Stones of the Yarra wedding | String Quartet | Melbourne | Monday 23rd May, 2016

Stringspace was at Stones of the Yarra Chapel on Friday for one of our fashion industry clients.

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for helping me arrange the music for our wedding. The string quartet were AMAZING. All our guests commented on how great they were. It was an honour to have them play at our ceremony.

Thank you again.

Kind regards,

DNA Nation premieres

What makes us who we are?

Join Ernie Dingo, Ian Thorpe and Julia Zemiro on an epic journey of genetic time travel.

‪#‎DNANation‬ premieres tonight 8.30pm

*** Music orchestrated by the fabulous Jessica Wells from Jigsaw Music. String parts played by Stringspace ***

Sotheby’s Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery (solo classical guitar)


Monday 17th May, 2016

Stringspace are providing a string section to perform the “House of Cards” main theme at the Sydney Town Hall, as part of the Vivid Festival next Saturday night! We will be playing the main theme to kick off an interview of the House of Cards screenwriter & producer Beau Willimon with Leigh Sales. We are super excited!




Tiffany & Co. – Solo jazz piano at The Langham, Sydney


Thank you the event went extremely well and Ollie was great!

– Rachel

Tiffany & Co.


Great Southern Shipping event attended by The Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle at The Hilton Hotel, Melbourne


Omega – Jazz trio dinner music at The George Ballroom, St Kilda, Melbourne

Official Budget Night After Party, Canberra (string quartet)

Grand Opening of the E Sun Bank at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney (string quartet)


Monday 25th April, 2016

Lovely feedback from a recent 90th birthday party event in Canberra:

Hi Lucie

We talked just after Mum’s party (on 19 March) but now that life has returned pretty much to normal, I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful music.

Mum was quite overwhelmed when she discovered that a trio was performing for the afternoon and absolutely loved the music. Indeed all the guests were delighted with the performance. Even some passers-by stopped to listen.

Could you please thank the girls again for their wonderful music and important contribution to Mum’s very special day, they were delightful.

Once again thank you so much. I enjoyed working with you on the music surprise, and wish you every success with Stringspace, and for the future.

Kindest regards

Opening of the new Lululemon Store in Claremont Quarter, Perth (string trio)

BMW Champion Events dinner, Adelaide (string duo)


Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney (String Trio)



CTBC Bank Launch at the Four Seasons Hotel (string trio)

Art Gallery of NSW’s 2016 Travel Draw Announcement at the Art Gallery of NSW (solo cellist)

National Gallery of Australia’s Foundation Dinner, Canberra (string quartet)

Life Company of the Year Awards with Ian Thorpe as guest speaker at the Art Gallery of NSW (string trio)

Thanks to the Art Gallery of NSW for recommending us!

Surprise Anniversary Celebration (solo violinist)

Tonight Hana played solo violin traveling from Bellevue Hill to the city as part of a surprise anniversary celebration! The client rang straight away after – she was so happy!

Delta Agribusiness’ 10 Year Celebration at Old Parliament House, Canberra

HSBC event at Old Parliament House, Canberra (jazz band)

Thank you and the Stringspace musicians for a great performance last week at the Chinese New Year event.

The band was fantastic, professional and engaging!

I can’t speak highly enough.


Surprise Birthday Party at Bathers Pavilion, Sydney (Milan singing & playing guitar with Alex on violin)

Valentine’s Day proposal, Adelaide (string duo)

Our Valentine’s Day proposal was a big success! She said YES! The happy couple then said they wanted Nadia & Gemma to play at their engagement party!

PaperPark Practice Books for kids!

Are you a fun teacher or keen student? We here at Stringspace have designed “PaperPark” Practice Books for music students. Please check out our website:

“Some time last year I saw one of your Practice books, I had a look through and it was exactly the sort of thing I’ve been looking for. I took a photo of it and of course did nothing about it until now when the year has already started. Very typical of me 🙂
Anyways… could I order 20 copies please.”



Style Co. wedding at St Kilda, Melbourne (string quartet)

Mirabai on tour with avant-garde American folk singer Joanna Newson

Mira will be playing the violin, viola, keyboard, and will also be singing. Tonight they are at the Sydney Opera House.


Monday 4th January 2016

1st day back for 2016!

1st January, 2016

Hello, 2016!!


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