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Orava Quartet

Orava Quartet

"The Orava Quartet ... showed with this performance that they have arrived, not merely on the international scene, but somewhere near its apex." Australian Stage

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

Founded in 2007 by Daniel Kowalik (violin), Karol Kowalik (cello), and Thomas Chawner (viola), and joined in 2011 by David Dalseno (violin), the Orava Quartet has been hailed as “the future of Australian Chamber Music.” Earning a reputation for their passionate and often thrilling performances, Orava has been invited to perform in Canada and the US, the United Arab Emirates, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines, as well as for Queen Sofia of Spain and Pope Benedict XVI. Working closely with the world-renowned Takács Quartet in the USA for two years, they have won top prizes at the 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and with Musica Viva. Since returning to Australia, the Quartet has made an impressive and rapid rise to national attention and perform regularly at all classical music festivals. Based in Brisbane, they are also Ensemble-in-Residence with Camerata, Queensland's Chamber Orchestra.  The Orava Quartet's debut album is due for February 2018 release on a major international classical label.


Joseph HAYDN String Quartet Op. 33 no.2 'The Joke'

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 


TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No 1 D major Op. 11 

Technical specifications

Four orchestral chairs and music stands


The Quartet are available for string workshops, masterclasses, and lessons, individually or as an ensemble.            

Book Artist

Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Arts NSW. Musica Viva can book the artists, arrange all travel and accommodation, provide posters, flyers and program information.
If you are interested in bringing an ensemble to your town or city, please contact:

Melissa Cannon
CountryWide Manager