Formed in 2007, the Orava Quartet has been supported in its early development by organisations and trusts that recognised and believed in their potential, and rallied to help these four young Australian musicians take each step together, towards their dreams.
One of these dreams was to perform not only in Brisbane where they are currently based, but Australia-wide, as well as overseas. While festivals and most larger concert presenters are able to cover the Quartet’s considerable travel costs, some, particularly regional and community groups, do not have the funds to fly and transport four adults and a cello interstate, in addition to accommodation and other costs.
In an increasingly hectic world, it is hard to underestimate the power and beauty of a live performance, to make us stop, be still and be momentarily transported to another world. And it’s important to support both the opportunities that allow this to happen, whether in metropolitan centres or regional communities, as well as the artists dedicated to bringing this momentary peace or excitement into our daily lives.
In 2019 the Orava Quartet have been invited to perform at an overseas festival, and in at least 12 Australian concert venues or series where they have not performed before. They also look forward to returning for concerts in Melbourne Recital Centre’s Southbank Series. They would love to be able to accept all concert invitations as they build their national and international profile, and need your help to do so.
Your donation will help the Orava Quartet bring their unique gift of music to as many places as possible, within Australia and overseas. With international recognition of their talent through invitations for overseas residencies, a Canadian festival in 2019 and a recording for Universal Music and one of the world’s most prestigious classical music labels, please help the Orava Quartet fulfil their dreams and, become, we hope, “one of Australia’s proudest cultural exports.” (The Australian, 2018)
All of Orava’s performances and touring activities will be shared on their website and social media, and we would welcome direct conversations (by email, phone or at a concert) with any donors keen to discuss how they would like their contributions to be used. Our door is always open!