Borodin String Quartet No.2

Orava Quartet

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Orava Quartet


Concert Cancelled: Orava Quartet

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Event details

The luminous artists of Orava Quartet raise your spirits with grand and energetic works

About the artists

Orava Quartet has captured the world’s attention. Revered for its thrilling, heartfelt performances and rare skill in making the unfamiliar suddenly accessible, the Quartet is known as the ‘classical fab four’ The Age and ‘the most exciting young quartet on the block’ Limelight magazine. The first ensemble signed to Deutsche Grammophon in Australia, the Quartet is predicted to become ‘one of Australia’s proudest cultural exports’ The Australian. Orava Quartet brings its unique sound and thrilling intensity to both classics and lesser-known masterworks of the string quartet canon.

About the concert

Borodin’s String Quartet No.2 is undoubtedly one of the most beloved string quartet works of all time. With its lyrical and unforgettable melodies, and its swooningly romantic Notturno, a sense of profound affection permeates the work. Orava Quartet’s crisp virtuosity will make this masterpiece soar. The Borodin is coupled with Pavel Fischer’s ‘Mad Piper’ Quartet, a work of contrasting brilliance that depicts pipers from Scotland and the Continent. It displays a boisterous blend of Western Classical and Czech, Bulgarian and Romanian folk music, which brims with wild energy. Featured among these larger-than-life works is Mozart’s gentle String Quartet No.1, which shows all the promise of his young genius.

Praise for Orava Quartet

‘The full richness they achieved at the work’s centre was all-encompassing, carrying us with them on their journey from lost to found.’ Limelight magazine

COVID Safety

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


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No.1 in G, K.80

Pavel Fischer
String Quartet No.3, ‘Mad Piper’

Alexander Borodin
String Quartet No.2 in D