Orava Quartet: ‘Mad Piper’ on tour

Orava Quartet: ‘Mad Piper’ on tour
August 11, 2019 Sarah Wade
Orava Quartet

Orava Quartet performs ‘Mad Piper’ on Tour

Orava Quartet is on the road this September, taking their new program ‘Mad Piper’ to Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

The tour’s opening program includes the world premiere performance of Elena Kats-Chernin’s For Theodora, written for string quartet, at Brisbane Festival on Sunday 4 September 2022.

Orava’s tour includes many of Australia’s most revered cultural venues for chamber music, including

Brisbane Festival, South Bank Piazza, 4 September

Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, 13 September, details here

Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room, 15 September, details here

Adelaide, UKARIA Cultural Centre, 25 September, details here

Orava Quartet

In June, Orava performed at Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival, where Limelight published this 3.5 star review:

“While there was no ginger at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, there was plenty of spice in a testosterone-charged concert by the Orava Quartet. The 90-minute performance of 20th-century works was given in the round, surrounded by dozens, if not hundreds of candles and supported by imaginative theatrical lighting design.

But it was not bull-at-a-gate testosterone; it was exceptional musicality, supported by abundant energy in a demanding program, and delivered with intensity, precision and incredible teamwork.

These four young men have taken the string quartet configuration, given it better than a good shake, and thrown the boundaries away. Their performance was nothing short of brilliant, delivering an edge-of-the-seat experience for the audience. It was, without doubt, a highlight of the festival.”

–  Limelight Magazine review by Paul Ballam-Cross on 26 June 2022 (live review, Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival)