Orchestra: Current leader of Tasmanian Symphony (viola section); Melbourne Symphony & the Australian Chamber Orchestra. In 2010 Stefanie appeared as Soloist with the ACO2 on a tour throughout Western Australia and in 2011 and 2012 she toured to Japan with Richard Tognetti and Emmanuel Pahud (Berliner Philharmoniker) to perform a series of Chamber Music Concerts.
Studied: Australian National Academy of Music on full scholarship with Alice Waten, and then at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, Berlin.
Awards: The Georgina Grosvenor Memorial Scholarship at ANAM; Sydney Conservatorium of Music Scholarship; a full-Fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival in the US, and a fellowship at Villa Musica in Germany.
Other projects: Winner of the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition – taking the Overall 1st Prize Tony Berg Award, 1st prize for String Quartet, and the Audience Prize.
Solo: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, ACO2, and with several orchestras in Germany.
Radio: Featured on 3MBS and ABC Classic FM Radio.
Stefanie has toured extensively and has performed concerts in New York, Japan, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and the Czech Republic.
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Sydney Sinfonia.
Studied: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance with Honours from the University of Newcastle; Currently studying for her Masters of Music at the University of Tasmania.
Awards: numerous scholarships including the Vice-Chancellor Academic Honours Scholarship, Valma Barker Memorial Prize and Pauline Snow Scholarship.
Other projects: solo violinist in “The Rock Show” with Jon English performing over 100 shows in every major Australian venue, as well as receiving two Mo Awards and an Aria Award nomination for Best Soundtrack. Natalya has also recently toured with Sarah Blasko.
She has performed on stage with Michael Buble, Christine Anu, Leo Sayer, Jonti, Katie Noonan & Josh Groban. She has performed in many programs at the Sydney Opera House for international artists as well as for Vivid Festival Sydney, Graphic Festival Sydney.
Natalya frequently collaborates and performs with other musicians, ranging in a wide variety of styles from electronica, blues, rock, jazz, folk, tango, Latin, gypsy, punk, pop and experimental music.
TV: Australia’s Got Talent and X-Factor and is also in demand as a session recording violinist for artists at Sony Music Group, 301 Studios, and Trackdown at Fox Studios, Sydney.
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, and Orchestra Victoria.
Studied: Full scholarship holder at the Australian National Academy of Music, Arts degree at the University of Queensland, Masters of Music Studies from Queensland Conservatorium & Master of Music performance from the University of Melbourne.
Awards: Gertrude Langer Ensemble Prize, AYO Young Australian Concert Artists, winner of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition, winner of the Townsville City Council Prize.
Radio: ABC Classic FM’s “Rising Stars” program
Other Projects: Toured regional Queensland with didjeridu player William Barton; Melbourne Festival in Quartetthaus, a custom-built string quartet venue.
Solo: Recital and Concerto Tour of North Queensland; Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Orchestra Victoria and Deputy Concertmaster Roger Jonsson; rehearsal soloist (Prokofiev Violin Concerto #2) for Symphony Australia’s conductor training program.
Edwina has been performing with Stringspace since 2012
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra, Ludovico’s Band & ACO2.
Studied: First Class Honours at Melbourne University; Full Scholarship holder at the Australian National Academy of Music.
Awards: Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Finalist 2010, Rotary Club of Melbourne Young Achiever of the Year, Winner – Melbourne University Concerto Competition.
Performed in Carnegie Hall, New York, and Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles and in every capital city of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Other projects: Chamber music performances throughout Denmark with Principal Violist of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Festivals: The International Chamber Music Festival (2012, 2013)
Pop – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Peter has been performing with Stringspace since 2013.
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra & Tasmanian Symphony
Festivals: FIMU Festival in France, Huntington Festival and Quartetthaus for Perth Festival
Competitions: ANAM Chamber Music Competition winner
Awards: String scholarship and Vice-Chancellor scholarship to the Conservatorium of Tasmania.
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra
Awards: Awarded several University prizes for performance. Her teachers were Elizabeth Sellars and William Hennessy
Studies: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (Honours) from the University of Melbourne; Australian National Academy of Music under the tutelage of Alice Waten, Salzburg Mozarteum International Summer Academy & the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program.
Studied: Victoria College of the Arts; Australian National Academy.
Orchestra: Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Solo: Australian Doctors Orchestra
Matt (jazz piano):
Matt is an Australian jazz pianist, originally from Hobart, Tasmania. After study in Hobart, he moved to Melbourne, Australia to pursue a performing career. After two years in Melbourne, Matt moved to Berlin where he resided for a year, studying with German great Andreas Schmidt. The following year saw Matt move to Paris, France where he lived for 6 years, earning a high reputation as a pianist. During this period Matt also studied with renowned French jazz pianist Laurent de Wilde.
Matt has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and prizes from various festivals and industry bodies including the Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Traditional Jazz Album in 2011. Matt was a finalist in the inaugural Boris Vian Concours du Jazz in Paris with his trio. He has also been a finalist in Australia’s premier jazz competition, the 2013 Wangaratta Jazz Festival National Jazz Awards. Matt has performed all around the world in leading venues such as Sunset/Sunside (FR), Les Duc Des Lombards (FR), A-Trane (GER), Caveau de la Huchette (FR), CJW (CH), The Paris Cat (AUS), and Bennetts Lane (AUS).
Matt has performed at many jazz festivals including The Paris Jazz Festival, The Jazz pas Grave Festival (Paris), The Boris Vian Jazz Festival (Paris), The Ascona Jazz Festival (Switzerland), The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues (Australia), and The Melbourne International Jazz Festival (Australia).
Aside from his work as a pianist, Matt creates classical orchestrations for film, TV and the stage.