Welcome to Nocturne.com.au - Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast


Photography and Videography

As we have offered photographic coverage of Weddings Parties and Functions for some time, we only thought it would be appropriate to list Nocturne Images as an offering on our website.

Our vision is to bring 21st century techniques to the industry.

WHERE: Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia
WHEN: Taking bookings now

4th February 2016


Wedding Expo's and our vision

Thanks for visiting us at the Ideal Bride wedding expo's over the years. We are no longer exhibiting at Nocturne Melbourne will officially launch.

WHERE: Melbourne VIC, Australia
WHEN: Very Soon

25th September 2015

Nocturne Officially Welcomes a new chapter

As performers from the Brisbane based agency have travelled the country so too does their music. Within months Nocturne Melbourne will officially launch under the name Certified Organic Quartet.

WHERE: Melbourne VIC, Australia
WHEN: Very Soon

14th August 2013
New Website is in the pipeline

Operation Facelift is in progress so we should see a slightly more appropiate website in this space soon!


Lowest Rates

In order to remain competetive our Rates and Deals are currently under review and will change on the 1st of September 2013. Enquire now to receive the lower existing rates in place from 2009 - 2013.

15th July 2013

2010 is shaping up to be even bigger than last year!

Thanks to all our suppliers, clients and ofcourse musicians. These first few months have flown by and kept us busily organising, arranging and playing. Still on the road ahead we have a series of shows in colaboration with composer Bernard Houston as well as concerts of recent works featuring our new larger ensemble and guest artists.
Watch this space for more information on these performances and we hope to see you there!


Les Chansons de Prévert
Featuring music by Bernard Houston
directed by Freddy Komp
Nocturne Strings will be performing with composer Bernard Houston,
Guitarist Geoff Ahmet and Percussionist Tim Johannesson
for the premiere performance of Les Chansons de Prévert

WHERE: Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane
WHEN: 7th May at 7pm.
TICKETS: $10 at the door

1st May 2010

An Invitation - Free Public Lecture & Performance
Nocturne will be performing a movement from the Dvořák 'American' String Quartet (No.12) Op 96 as part of the opening ceremony for the Artwork display in the foyer of the Old Museum Building.

WHERE: Old Museum Building, Bowen Hills
WHEN: 28th November 11am.
COST: Free

See you there!

28th November 2009


Nocturne welcomes PM Kevin Rudd at IPPA National Conference

Nocturne Strings was proud to be representing the Queensland Youth Orchestra playing the Australian National Anthem, for the arrival of the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd at the Institue of Public Administration Australia National Conference.

We thank the QYO for providing us with the opportunity to represent them as current and alumni members.

20th November 2009

Looking forward to 2010
October has seen our inbox swell with the last minute bookings for the year and the bulk of the early 2010 weekends filling up. Coming up before the end of the year are colaborations with the Queensland Youth Orchestra who will be booking us for a public performance in November. More information coming soon!

Next year Nocture Strings will be expanding once again to include
a small string ensemble as a group available for hire.
This is an exciting undertaking and opens us up to a whole world of new repertiore.
October 2009
Thanks for Visiting!
It was fantastic to meet so many people and perform for the masses as they entered the Ideal Bride Expo.
If you saw us at the expo and are visiting us here for the first time, Welcome!
A big thank-you to the hard working players who contribuited to the success of the expo.
We look forward to seeing you at the next one in February!
13th September 2009

Come along and see us at the Ideal Bride Expo. Meet the players and talk to us about your ideas for your wedding!
Performances will span all three show days. We will also be taking bookings with special offers available only at the expo.

Getting married in 2010? NOW is the time to book!!
Our calendar tends to fill up rapidly at this point in the year. So avoid dissappointment and contact us today!

11th, 12th & 13th
September 2009

Prester John Recording

Recently Nocturne Strings has been involved with recording selections from 'Prester John' as part of a plan to put the show onto the stage. Composer Bernard Housten was seeking experienced musicians for the recording session and approached Nocturne to manage the event.
23rd August 2009

Nocturne and the Queensland Music Festival

A selection of Nocturne's string players travelled to Thursday Island in the Torres Strait to perform as a part of the QYS with the Black Arm Band. Their performance of Hidden Republic was broadcast around Australia on ABC radio and marked the opening of the festival.

16th July 2009

Thanks for visiting Nocturne at the Ideal Bride expo!

Nocturne was pleased to be a part of the hugely successful Ideal Bride expo today at the beautiful Palazzo Versace.
We had a great time entertaining the couples and families upon entry, and talking with a few of the brides-to-be and mothers. We look forward to meeting more of you in weeks to come as we discuss your individual needs.
The calendar is filling, so please if you would like to secure a date I would urge you to let us know ASAP!
Contact Us!
Players Showcased Today were:
Violinists, Louise Cottone, Josephine Pollicina, Cameron Jamieson & Matthew Hesse,
Violist Susanna Ling and
Cellist Alex Jamieson
Above: The Shift Change...!

31st May 2009

Nocturne Strings at the IDEAL BRIDE wedding expo.

Nocturne Strings will be appearing at the IDEAL BRIDE . com . au wedding expo at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast this weekend on Sunday 31st of May 2009.
For more information on venue tickets, times and location visit the website
28th May 2009

Nocturne Welcomes Harp!

Nocturne Strings is please to add another string to its bow, or many strings as the case may be. Our first performance featuring the gorgeous sounds of the harp was a huge success adding an extra dimension to our sound.

Would you like to add a harp to your booking?
Contact Us for more details.

7th March 2009

Alex plays with Emma Dean and Jacob Diefenbach in the show
“Downside Up” Cabaret Show at Judith Wright Centre – Fri 20th Feb

Nocturne records a film score by Bernard Housten
The recording for the film 'Homestead' is the first of many filmscore recordings that we have picked up. We are looking foward to a bigger score for Homestead once it moves into the next phase of production.

Featured Player - Louise Cottone

Louise began her musical studies on the piano at the age of 5, the fifth of five siblings to do so. It was only when her family returned from a year in China in 1991 that she discovered the school music teacher had signed her up for the violin. At the age of 10 she began studying privately under Jane Rogers, until 1998 when she attained her AMusA under Deanne Silver. In 1999 she moved to Hong Kong with her family, and there became a member of the Hong Kong Youth Symphony, attained her ATCL on the violin and her CMusA on the piano...

www.nocturne.com.au - Player Profiles

Our player profiles have been added to the site today.

Nocturne in the studio with
Final Days of Autumn

Brisbane band Final Days of Autumn are recording their first albumn at Blackbox studio. Nocturne will be supplying at least one player for their recording. Check out their website and gig guide on the myspace page.



QPO - Queensland Philanthropic Orchestra

Nocturne is pleased to be supporting the QPO in their charity performance in late October.
For Tickets or concert information please follow the link below.




Recent Performance

Nocturne players were seen at Emerge's latest show "Emerge Double Feature" at the Judith Wright centre for contemporary art. Steven Cadell and Alex Jamieson formed part of the group that performed the Prester John suite by Bernard Houston



Bookings up until Christmas are filling up! Please book now to avoid disappointment. 21/08/2008

The new website is still being updated. Some items yet to appear are
- Booking and Availability forms
- Repertoire List for the String Quartet
- Short audio clips of popular works for easier browsing

All this and more coming very soon, Thankyou for your patience.


Nocturne Strings players are graduates of the University of Queensland and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Many are now professional performers and teachers in the south-east Queensland corner. We have been providing Brisbane with string musicians since 2004.

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