Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich: String Quartets

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Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich: String Quartets
  • Deutsche Grammophon
  • 4816876

Orava Quartet
Daniel Kowalik (violin), David Dalseno (violin), Thomas Chawner (viola), Karol Kowalik (cello)
with Greta Bradman (soprano)

The Orava Quartet, founded in 2007 by brothers Daniel Kowalik (violin) and Karol Kowalik (cello), Thomas Chawner (viola), and joined in 2011 by David Dalseno (violin), is one of the most exciting string quartets of its generation.

Known for their passionate and thrilling performances, they have been hailed by The Australian as ‘the future of Australian chamber music, the real deal’. They have toured extensively around the world and since returning to Australia, have continued their impressive and rapid rise to national attention, playing at major festivals such as the New Zealand Festival, Melbourne Festival, the BBC Proms Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room Music Series. Their debut album with Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich marks their recording debut. Highly recommended!


Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Rachmaninov: String Quartet No. 1
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
- with Greta Bradman (soprano)