Mozart ‘merry-go-round’

2.30, 3.45 and 5.00pm Saturday 26 October

Coaches will depart from Evandale and take you to all three concerts
delivering you back to Evandale to collect your vehicle.

Performers

Orava Quartet
Daniel Kowalik (violin)
Karol Kowalik (cello)
Thomas Chawner (viola)
David Dalseno (violin)

Trio di Bassetto
Chris Waller (basset horn)
Andrew Seymour (basset horn)
Robert Schubert (basset horn)

Greta Bradman & Daniel de Borah
Greta Bradman (soprano)
Daniel de Borah (piano)

Program

Orava Quartet
St. Mary’s Church, Hagley

W.A. Mozart: String Quartet no. 17 “Hunt”

Trio di Bassetto
Harland Rise Barn, Dalness Road, Evandale

W.A. Mozart: “12 Kegelduette” KV 487/496a
Selections from the twelve duets
W.A. Mozart Divertimento Nr. 2 KV Anh. 229 (439b)
for 3 Basset Horns

Greta Bradman (soprano)
Daniel de Borah (piano)

Ballroom, Mountford.

Das Veilchen
Dans un bois Solitaire
An Chloë
Abendempfindung
Fantasie in c minor K.475
Sensucht nach der Frühling K596
Im Frühlingsanfang K597
Das Kinderspiel K598

Orava Quartet

The Orava Quartet has been hailed by Limelight magazine as “the most exciting young quartet on the block” and predicted by The Australian to become “one of Australia’s proudest cultural exports.” Earning a reputation and devoted following for their genuinely thrilling performances, the Quartet – brothers Daniel and Karol Kowalik (violin and cello), violinist David Dalseno and violist Thomas Chawner – bring their unique sound and breathtaking intensity to the classics of the string quartet canon.

Selected by Deutsche Grammophon for its historic, first Australian recording release in 2018, received with widespread critical acclaim, Orava Quartet has performed throughout North America, the UAE, and Asia, working closely with the world-renowned Takács Quartet in the USA and winning top prizes at the 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition.

Brisbane-based, Orava Quartet performs at venues and festivals including Sydney Opera House’ Utzon Music Series, VIVID Sydney with Sufjan Stevens, New Zealand and Melbourne Festivals, Melbourne Recital Centre, Musica Viva, Canberra and Queensland Music Festivals. Praise for their live performances includes “gut-wrenching” (ArtsHub), “masterful” (Dominion Post) and “a beauty” (SMH). 2019 concerts include at City Recital Hall Angel Place (Sydney), UKARIA Cultural Centre (Adelaide), Melbourne Recital Centre and a tour to Canada.


Trio di Bassetto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart must have been particularly fond of the Basset Horn. This sometimes misunderstood instrument, which was almost lost to the annals of history, has certainly had no greater advocate than Mozart. No other composer wrote so extensively for Basset Horn, or with such an instinctive understanding of its unique and delicate character. “Like the scent of red carnations” and “soft mellow timbre of rich beauty and phenomenal range of four octaves” are some descriptions given to it. Brahms wrote after hearing the instrument in one of Mozart’s operas “I do not think any instrument blends more perfectly with the human voice.” The 12 Kegelduette, written in Mozart’s youth, and 5 Divertimenti of the mature and masterful composer present the Basset Horn in perhaps its ideal setting – intimate chamber music to be played amongst friends.


Greta Bradman and Daniel de Borah 

Greta Bradman (Soprano)

“As Mimi, Greta Bradman shines in her first outing for Opera Australia… her finely spun soprano blooms and expands… a luminescence to her voice.”

Angus McPherson, Limelight Magazine, 25/2/17

Stunning soprano Greta Bradman is one of Australasia’s most celebrated operatic and concert artists. Her 2015 début album for Decca Classics My Hero (c. Richard Bonynge; English Chamber Orchestra) received five-star reviews and topped the classical and classical crossover ARIA charts for several months. Her new album Home (c. Luke Dollman; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra) was released in 2018 with similar ARIA charts success.

Recent performance highlights include Mimi (La bohème) for Opera Australia, Lisa (La sonnambula) for Victorian Opera and the title roles in Theodora (Canberra) and Rodelinda (Melbourne).

Greta has sung extensively in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and throughout the Asia Pacific. A regular soloist with all the state symphony orchestras, her collaborators have included Zubin Mehta, Richard Bonynge, Matthias Foremny, Richard Tognetti, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Benjamin Northey, Rosario La Spina, Aled Jones, Russell Watson and Il Divo.

She has performed for world leaders from the UK, USA, China, India, Monaco and Australia; highlights include singing for Barack Obama, and a 2014 recital in St James’s Palace for the British Royal Family. Winner of the 2013–14 Australian International Opera Award and the APRA/AMCOS Award in 2013, Greta is a Helpmann Award nominee and was Limelight Magazine’s 2010 Newcomer of the Year and their 2015 Australian Artist of the Year.

Holder of a Masters Degree in Psychology, Greta sits on the advisory boards of the Australian Mental Health Prize and the Arts Wellbeing Collective; she is patron of St. Matthew’s Music Foundation, an Ambassador of Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide and is on faculty at Alain de Botton’s The School of Life. She is an outstanding supporter of Australian composers, and has had works written for her by Peter Sculthorpe, Betty Beath, Ross Edwards, Katy Abbott, Paul Stanhope, Quentin Grant, Calvin Bowman, Tom Henry, Carl Crossin and many others. Greta is also a regular presenter on ABC Classic-FM.

After obtaining her music degree from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Greta received her Fellowship from the Australian National Academy of Music before completing a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Vocal Studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice – where she studied under Dennis O’Neill CBE and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.


Daniel de Borah (Piano)

Daniel de Borah is firmly established as one of Australia’s foremost musicians, consistently praised for the grace, finesse and imaginative intelligence of his performances. His busy performance schedule finds him equally at home as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.

Since his prize-winning appearances at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition, Daniel has given recitals on four continents and toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom and Australia. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland Symphony Orchestras.

Daniel has partnered many leading soloists and ensembles including Vadim Gluzman, Baiba Skride, Li-Wei Qin, Nicolas Altstaedt, Kathryn Stott, Roderick Williams, the Navarra and Australian String Quartets. His festival appearances have included the Musica Viva Festival, Adelaide Festival, Huntington Estate Music Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

During his studies Daniel won numerous awards including 3rd Prizes at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition, the 2001 Tbilisi International Piano Competition and the 2000 Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam Competition in Poland. In 2005 he was selected for representation by the Young Classical Artists Trust, London. Daniel is also a past winner of the Australian National Piano Award and the Royal Overseas League Piano Award in London.

Born in Melbourne in 1981, Daniel studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, the St. Petersburg State Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music, London. His teachers have included Zsuzsa Esztó, Mira Jevtic, Nina Seryogina, Tatyana Sarkissova and Alexander Satz. Daniel now lives in Brisbane where he serves on the faculty of the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.