Adelaide Musicians


Cameron Hill (violin):

Orchestra: Current Associate Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Guest Concertmaster of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra & the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Concerto Soloist: with many Australian orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

Studied: Australian National Academy of Music with Alice Waten; Bachelor of Music (Honours) majoring in Violin Performance from the University of Melbourne (topping his year), and most recently in Vienna.

Awards: Winner of the 2006 ABC Young Performer of the Year and the 2005 Dorcas McClean National Violin Competition.

Other Projects: Guest leader of the Australian String Quartet, Founding leader of the Hamer Quartet, Guest Leader of the Flinders Quartet, Principal Viola of the ACO2, has toured Europe with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and continues to perform casually with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Stringspace Projects: M.A.C Cosmetics solo violinist in-store in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide; Violin Soloist at the Vogue Fashion Big Night Out; Violin Soloist for a Todd Sampson advertising campaign event; Architecture in Helsinki string quartet concert at the Good Bar Sydney.


Natsuko (violin):

Born in Japan, Natsuko began playing the violin at the age of 3

Studied: Yehudi Menuhin School from Lord Yehudi Menuhin on scholarship (age 11)

Orchestra: Concertmaster of Adelaide Symphony

Prizes: Wieniawski, Yehudi Menuhin & the Tibor Varga; Gold Medal Winner – Prestigious London Symphony Orchestra/Shell Competition, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa Award, Iwaki Award for outstanding achievement as a Japanese artist (2007)

Collaboration with artists Yehudi Menuhin, Heinz Holliger, Brett Dean, and Christina Ortiz

Solos:

  • In 1993, Natsuko was honoured to perform solo for the Queen and Royal Family at Buckingham Palace.
  • Debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall
  • Solo: London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonia, Halle Orchestra, Odense Symphony (Denmark), Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Other Projects:

  • Australian String Quartet leader in 2001
  • Natsuko has given many world premieres of works by Australia’s most prominent composers and has recorded for Virgin Classics, ABC Classics, and Melba Records.

Stringspace Projects: Mt Barker Stringspace Concert Series at the Prince of Wales Lodge


Nadia (violin):

Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony, AYO, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia & the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Studied: Australian National Academy of Music – Professional Performance Program (full scholarship); BMUS (Hons class 1) from the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide. Accepted into Masters degree at Bern, Switzerland.

Awards: Adelaide University scholarship award.

Festivals: Perth International Arts Festival (Quartetthaus), Huntington Estate Festival (ANAM Orchestra directed by Anthony Marwood)

Nadia has performed with international artists, including Hugh Jackman (Broadway to Oz Australian tour 2015) and as a backing violinist on many national TV shows (2012-2015)

Stringspace events: MYER


Emma (violin):

Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, WA Symphony & The Adelaide Art Orchestra

Awards: Musica Viva – String Quartet Prize Winner

Festivals: Adelaide Fringe Festival

Recordings: ABC Classic FM Sunday Live – String Quartet

Stringspace Projects: Mt Barker Stringspace Concert Series at the Prince of Wales Lodge; Inspirational corporate short film performance project for Stringspace.


Imants (viola):

Orchestra: Current Principal player in Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Adelaide Art Orchestra

Studied: Musikhochschule Zentralshweiz, Lucerne Switzerland

Competitions: Semi-finalist in the International Munich Violin Concerto Competition, Germany; Recipient of many awards & prizes at Adelaide Eisteddfods

Solo: Soloist with orchestras in France, Switzerland, and Australia; Soloist in the Recitals Australia subscription series, the Adelaide Bach Festival & the Barossa Festival Academy

Masterclasses: in Europe for Pinchas Zukerman & The Vermeer String Quartet

Musicals: The Mikado, South Pacific, Boy from Oz, Porgy & Bess, Pirates of Penzance & Miss Saigon

Pop: The Cat Empire

Stringspace Projects: Mt Barker Stringspace Concert Series at the Prince of Wales Lodge; An inspirational corporate short film performance project for Stringspace.


Hilary (cello):

Orchestra: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra,  Adelaide Baroque,  Adelaide Chamber Players

Studied: Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide

Other Projects: Hilary composes and arranges music for film, dance, theatre, and ensembles

Stringspace Projects: Inspirational corporate short film performance project for Stringspace.


Gemma (cello):

Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cellist with the Adelaide Art Orchestra & The Tasmanian Symphony

Prizes: Recipient of Most Promising Cellist 18 years and under; Musica Viva – String Quartet Prize Winner

Festivals: Adelaide Fringe Festival

Radio: ABC Classic FM Sunday Live – string quartet


Sharon (cello):

Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Symphony, & Adelaide Symphony.

Studied: Bachelor of Music (Honours) – The University of Melbourne, National Academy of Music (Advanced Performance Program), & the Koln Hochschule

Festivals: Melbourne International Arts Festival, Adelaide Cello Festival, & the Port Fairy Music Festival

Solo: Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Monash Academy Orchestra, the ANAM Orchestra, & the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra.

Other Projects: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players & guest cellist with the Australian String Quartet.

Pop: KISS, Olivia Newton-John, The Beach Boys, James Morrison, & extensive touring with Lior

TV: Neighbours & X Factor

Stringspace Projects: MYER Spring launch


Yundi (piano):

Adelaide-based pianist Yundi has performed in many concert series; a recent highlight was Shostakovich’s No.1 Piano Concerto as a soloist with the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra. Other concert series and music festivals include The Firm New Music, Recitals Australia, Flinders University Lunchtime Concert, Urrbrae House Twilight Concert, RCC Fringe, SA Soundstream events, and the “Nocturnes by Candlelight” concert at the Ukaria Cultural Centre.

Competitions: Winner of the Recitals Australia Lunch Hour Award in 2018, winner of the “SA State Final of Young Virtuoso” competition, and National Finalist in the Fine Music Network’s Young Virtuosi Award in 2016.

Yundi is completing a postgraduate research degree from the Elder Con with a full scholarship. She has received the William Silver Scholarship, the Daisy Burmeister Salotti Pianoforte Scholarship and the Jack de Vos Scholarship.

Stringspace Projects: David Jones Christmas Launch; David Jones Late Night shopping event.


James (jazz guitar):

“James has it all… I love his playing.” – John Scofield.

“James is a mountain of guitar virtuosity…All the things that are the most effective in jazz, rock, blues and country guitar emerge naturally at the right time, in the right place, and it can give the listener shivers.” – John Clare (Sydney Morning Herald)

Australian guitarist James Muller is one of the most exciting and innovative musicians in today’s Australian music scene. His distinctive sound, coupled with masterful improvisation and breathtaking virtuosity, has made him one of the most respected and significant young musicians in the country.

By the time he burst onto the Sydney scene in 1996, at just 21 years of age, James had already recorded his first independent album, “No You Don’t.” He was soon playing and recording with some of the biggest names in jazz and rock, including:

James Morrison, Vince Jones, Katie Noonan, Dale Barlow, Bernie McGann, Don Burrows, Mike Nock, Renee Geyer, Jimmy Barnes, Nigel Kennedy & Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc)

As well as US musicians: Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth), Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Jeff Beck), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan), Bill Stewart (John Scofield, Maceo Parker), Adam Nussbaum (Michael Brecker) & Christian McBride (Pat Metheny).
James has recorded three more critically acclaimed albums under his own name and made multiple tours to Europe, Asia, and the US to critical acclaim.

Few people have lit up the Australian music scene so brightly and quickly. Muller is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the coveted ARIA award, the Australian recording industry’s highest acknowledgement.

  • Winner of the ARIA for Best Jazz Album – James Muller Trio “ALL OUT” –
  • Winner of the National Jazz Award, Wangaratta Jazz Festival
  • Dual Mo Award winner (National Entertainment Industry award) – Best Jazz Instrumentalist & Best Jazz Group
  • Best Jazz Album ARIA Awards nomination – James Muller Quartet “THRUM”.
  • Winner of the APRA Award for Most Performed Jazz Work
  • Winner of the esteemed Freedman Fellowship
  • Best Jazz Album ARIA Awards – James Muller Trio “KABOOM”
  • Full-length interview in esteemed US magazine “Guitar Player”.

Lucie Miller | Stringspace Founder & Director:

Stringspace Director: Establishing Stringspace in 2003, Lucie has organised music for U2 (at the Sydney Opera House), Tiffany & Co., Alannah Hill, the Sydney Opera House, The Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Australian Film Director Peter Weir, Hopscotch Films, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Fashion Week, Sir Richard Branson, Ferrari Maserati, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sydney Fashion Week & Global TV. She has collaborated with Melbourne band Architecture in Helsinki on a string quartet performance project of their songs and provided recording musicians to the Australian band The Presets.

Most recently, Lucie performed as part of the Stringspace String Quartet at Parliament House for Their Royal Highnesses William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This event was hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Other Stringspace events for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet include string quartet lunch music for the President of France, a jazz band for the Prime Minister of Japan in Perth, The Prime Minister’s Christmas Party at Kirribilli House, a string quartet lunch music for Russian President Putin at Guillaume’s – The Sydney Opera House, a string quartet for Chinese President Hu Jintao, a jazz band for the PM’s Australia Day party at Parliament House, a solo guitarist for Australia Day at The Lodge (2017) and many other events hosted by PM John Howard, PM Tony Abbott, PM Kevin Rudd, PM Julia Gillard & PM Malcolm Turnbull.

Lucie has organised private orchestra concerts for Sir Richard Branson, Justin Hemmes, an orchestra for the Sydney preview of the James Bond movie “Spectre“, an outdoor public orchestra concert for Claremont Council in Perth, an in-store orchestra for IKEA, an acclaimed year-long public chamber music concert series for The Prince of Wales Lodge in Adelaide, and many simultaneous jazz bands & string quartets throughout Australia for MYER.

She has booked string players to perform on episodes of the TV show Home & Away. She regularly organises musicians for the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of NSW and the National Portrait Gallery.

Lucie has provided numerous jazz bands for Tiffany & Co. – in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide, and a jazz band in-store for Louis Vuitton. She has organised a solo violinist to perform throughout Australia for M.A.C Cosmetics – including an event for M.A.C at Vogue Fashion Night Out and a string quartet for the Harpers Bazaar Woman of the Year Awards.

Lucie has booked orchestras to perform music in popular Final Fantasy concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and music at the State Theatre for Disney.

She has staged a string orchestra performance of House of Cards at the Sydney Town Hall for Vivid Festival. This event was an on-stage Leigh Sales interview of Beau Willimon, the House of Cards director.

In 2017, Lucie organised an orchestra for the Sydney Opera House so final decisions on the new acoustics being installed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House could be made.

Lucie has organised musicians to record string parts for acclaimed arranger Jessica Wells of Jigsaw Music at Sonar Studios and Fox Studios, musicians for pre-show entertainment concerts for the TV show Q & A, and has programmed and directed two concert series for the Sydney Opera House in 2017.

Lucie has toured extensively, performing in hundreds of concerts throughout France, Germany, and Australia with The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Cologne (1999 – 2002), and has performed in many opera and ballet seasons with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (2003 – 2024). She has directed, edited & produced all the Stringspace film clips featured on our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive, and comes from a family of third-generation professional musicians and artists.

Other Stringspace clients include: Macquarie Bank, Herbert Smith Freehills, Sotheby’s, Property Council of Australia, Australian Medical Association, Bvlgari, Sydney Writers’ Festival, The Living Edge, Bentley, Law Council of Australia, AFTRS, Marais Australia, Jigsaw Music, the ACT Government, The NSW Treasury Department, Estee Lauder, The Garvan Institute, the Australian Performing Rights Association, Aria Restaurant, Grandiflora, Australian Guild of Screen Composers, Armadillo & Co., Jones Lang LaSalle, The State Library of Victoria, UNSW, Foxtel, Australia Square, Allphones Arena, AFTRS, BHP Billiton, Chanel, Coca-Cola, BMW, Sonar Music, Dion Lee, Omega, Gourmet Traveller, Merivale, QANTAS, Mercedes, Optus, Rolex, Flying Fish Restaurant, Westfield, SABA, Rio Tinto, SwissRe, Ticketek, Volvo, Westfield, Hardy Brothers Jewellers & Porsche.

Studied: Bachelor of Music (ANU – Distinction) & Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium (scholarship) – with a major in painting from Sydney College of the Arts. Many High Distinctions in chamber music (Sydney Conservatorium & ANU).
Orchestra: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Cologne, Canberra Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia & The Sydney Opera House Orchestra.
Awards: ANU Chamber Music Competition 1st Prize winner – String Quartet, and many awards & prizes from the Sydney Conservatorium.
Collaborations: Sydney International Spring Festival – Ensemble Offspring, Artistic Residence with CODA at the Australian painter Arthur Boyds’ Bundanon, Architecture in Helsinki.
Concerts:  Liza Minelli, Delta Goodrem, Anthony & The Johnsons, Harry Connick Jr., Andrea Bocelli (national tour), Tina Arena, Anthony Callea, Dennis Hopper & Guy Sebastian.
Movies: The Night We Called It A Day (starring Dennis Hopper, Rose Byrne, and Joel Edgerton).
Recordings: Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Human Nature, Architecture in Helsinki.
TV: Australian Idol, ABC “The Sideshow”, X Factor, Young Talent Time, Women’s Weekly Christmas Special, Home & Away
Video clips: Human Nature
Film Soundtracks: Australia, Happy Feet 1 & 2, December Boys, P.S I Love You
TV Commercials: Telstra (solo), Qantas & Westfield Worldwide Advertising Campaign
Festivals: Shostakovich String Quartet #8 in nightclubs as part of the Sydney & Canberra Fringe Festivals, Grandmaster Beats Festival at the Hordern Pavilion
High School: Sydney Conservatorium High School
Other: Stringspace Nightclub Performances at The Mandarin Club & The Midnight Shift; Sydney Fashion Week

  • Lucie arranged almost all the Stringspace pop songs for the string quartet listed on our repertoire page.


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