Simon Tedeschi and top Orava Quartet

Simon Tedeschi, patron of the Blue Mountains Concert Society, is in concert with the Orava Quartet.

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

The Orava Quartet has had an impressive and rapid rise to national attention, earning a reputation for consistently excellent and thrilling performances. They have performed at major festivals which include return engagements at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and Huntington Estate Music Festival and the BBC Proms Melbourne (for which they were named one of the '2016 Arts Highlights of the Year' by arts luminary, Robyn Archer).

As graduate Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado (USA), they had the privilege of working closely with the world-renowned Takcs Quartet from 2012-2014. During this time the Quartet were selected to be part of the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar in New York City, and toured extensively in the US including at the National Gallery in Washington, DC.

The Sydney Consort will be performing at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on Sunday, June 16 June at 2.30pm. Entry for school children is free with an accompanying adult. Information and tickets at