island entertainment presents

Strings on Fire


Strings on Fire - is Tasmania's leading and most versatile String Quartet! - Since forming in Hobart in 2001, the ensemble has established a reputation for excellence in presentation, performance and customer relations.
The classically trained musicians of Strings on Fire have all played internationally and throughout Australia "“ but also share a passion to broaden the boundaries of standard string quartet repertoire; playing original modern arrangements of jazz and contemporary music as well as all the classical favourites.

In addition to providing music for special occasions and private functions, Strings on Fire have accompanied international artists including Meow Meow, Il Divo, William Basinski, David Hobson and Colin Lane.

They are in high demand playing at weddings, corporate functions and events, and in concert every year.

Strings on Fire have performed at functions for HRH Prince Edward Earl of Essex, Oprah Winfrey, Crown Princess Mary, the Donald Bradman Oration dinner and World Buddhist Convention. The quartet were featured on the TV series "˜The Gourmet Farmer', "˜Tourism Australia' advertising campaign, 'Australian of the Year Awards' and have played at events from Dark MOFO concerts to a State Memorial Service and many high-profile weddings.

STRING QUARTET PERSONNEL - and career highlights

Chris Nicholas (violin)
Honours Graduate, Sydney University
Graduate Diploma Performance, Sydney Conservatorium
Australian Youth Orchestra
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players
Virtuosi Tasmania

Anita Schleebs (violin)
Graduate, Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music
Australian Youth Orchestra
Tasmania's Music Theatre orchestras

Nara Dennis (viola/arranger)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (The Netherlands)
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Virtuosi Tasmania

Tony Morgan (cello)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London)
Principal Cello, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Principal Cello, Australian Opera Orchestra
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Strings on Fire are also available as the Strings on Fire WOW Orchestra- for a fuller Orchestral sound and a broad range of genres.

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