ABOUT

For over 15 years Strings at Hand has cultivated beautiful experiences for weddings, private celebrations and corporate events with our professional string quartet. We pride ourselves on the quality of our string musicians, vibrant repertoire, and ease of communication. 

 

Beginning as a private agency, Strings at Hand was gifted by Benjamin Greaves to Collusion Music Australia Ltd. in 2016. His vision was to support Collusion's dynamic work commissioning, creating and performing Australian and international chamber music and chamber ballets by providing a premium quality string quartet for private celebrations and corporate events.

Strings at Hand represents all that is dynamic, creative and accessible about Collusion Music and Dance Ensemble.

We are excited to invite you on our new journey as Strings at Hand by Collusion, and help you dream the soundtrack to your perfect event.

BIOGRAPHY

Our Sweet Conspiracy - About Collusion

Collusion is an Australian fine art music and dance ensemble. Together since 2003, this group of award-winning chamber music musicians, in collaboration with composers and a choreographer and dancers, bring together exceptionally strong performances.  Collusion is continually developing new repertoire of very high quality while underpinning its programming with heart, beauty and warmth. Flexible in size and content, collaborating to make large shows, and bespoke intimate experiences as well, Collusion fits its performances to suit its audiences.

Collusion’s cultural practice is underpinned by a respect for traditional art forms whilst contributing new perspectives through which to experience and enjoy fine art. Whilst this intersection of new and old sensibilities informs Collusion’s original compositions and choreography, the energy of the ensemble itself imparts heart, beauty, warmth and colour. Collusion’s values balance excellence and inclusivity across its creative, commercial, educational and community-based projects. Collusion creates a magical world of imagination, engagement and immersion whether performing at cultural arts venues, for private events or in other community arts settings. Their diverse body of works offers programming suitable to audiences of all ages and cultural persuasions.

Collusion was supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland for projects from 2014 to 2017. Collusion's Chamber Ballet DESIRELINES was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

In 2017 Collusion welcomed presentation partnerships with Alara Qld, Clear Horizons Inc, the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, New Move Network, Queensland Ballet, KMP Artists and Strings At Hand. Benjamin Greaves was supported by the Queensland Government and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts for professional development in 2017.

In 2018 Collusion presented their latest chamber ballet Turbine at MELT Festival in May, and toured internationally in August (DESIRELINES - Guangzhou) and September (Turbine - Shanghai Dance Festival). 

In 2019 Collusion partnered with composer Thomas Green and the Queensland Academies of Creative Industries (QACI) to present both a performance of Turbine and a forum to discuss the logistical, collaborative and creative processes in developing such a complex work of performance art. We continue to share music and dance with students across South East Queensland through our work in various education settings.

Partnering with Collusion

Since 2003 Collusion has prided itself on our exciting and authentic collaborations. We'd love to speak with you about opportunities for your company, community group or school to join our beautiful conspiracies. 

Deep and lasting relationships are our speciality. Connect with us and let's grow together. 

Working with Strings at Hand by Collusion

Creation and collaboration are our passion. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you, no matter the medium or artistic practice. Strings at Hand by Collusion accepts Expressions of Interest on an ongoing basis from artists that would like to collaborate, and companies looking to involve Strings at Hand in future productions.

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Booking Collusion

Collusion is an ensemble of outstanding professional musicians & sessional dancers. In addition to our exclusive corporate, government and social events entertainment, we also have critically acclaimed, Ready to Tour productions available as Collusion Music and Dance Ensemble. In hiring Collusion you can be assured you will be engaging a premium ensemble matching your standard of excellence while supporting a Queensland based Arts Company. 

 

Contact us with your event enquiry and for further repertoire information.

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