Cancelled: Shostakovich & Beethoven



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Orava Quartet on Saturday 25 July has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

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Event details

Orava Quartet has been hailed by Limelight magazine as ‘the most exciting young quartet on the block’ with The Australian envisaging it as ‘one of Australia’s proudest cultural exports.’

Known for its genuinely thrilling performances, and as the first string quartet to be recorded on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon Australia label, the Quartet brings its unique sound and breathtaking intensity to the classics of the string quartet canon.

Orava Quartet performs Shostakovich’s masterful String Quartet No.6, one of his lightest and most playful, written in a happy period soon after his second marriage and premiered by the Beethoven Quartet in 1956. Beethoven’s own String Quartet No.15 is arguably one of his most profoundly soulful compositions, written during his recovery from ill health and redolent with universal themes of the fight against destiny, the triumph of joy over pain, of light over darkness. Performed by Orava Quartet with its trademark skill and intensity, both works are sure to linger long in the audience’s memory.

‘Sublime inner voicing and spontaneity.’ The Sydney Morning Herald

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Orava Quartet


Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No.6 in G, Op.101

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 ‘Heiliger Dankgesang’


Orava Quartet
Daniel Kowalik violin
David Dalseno violin
Thomas Chawner viola
Karol Kowalik cello


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