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The Orava Quartet


Aleksandra Świgut

in Concert

Sat 04 Nov 2023 - Sun 12 Nov 2023

Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne


The Friends of Chopin Australia  proudly presents the incredible talents of the home grown Orava Quartet and Polish pianist Aleksandra Świgut in a program of Chopin, Penderecki, and Kilar.


Performing in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne as the inaugural Paderewski Tour 2023

Tickets on sale from 11 September 2023

This tour commemorates the tour in Australia of Polish pianist and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski in 1904, nearly 120 years ago. Paderewski was one of the foremost Chopin interpreters and champions, and edited a complete edition of Chopin's works. He was also Poland's Prime Minister, appointed in 1919, and was one of the signatories to the Treaty of Versailles. Paderewski's tour in Australia was greeted with tremendous public enthusiasm, and he played concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


Krzysztof Penderecki

String Quartet No.3 

Wojciech Kilar


- Interval -

Fryderyk Chopin:

Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op. 11


*Concert duration approx 90mins 


Orava Quartet

Aleksandra Świgut



WHEN: Saturday 4 November 

WHERE: The Old Museum (Brisbane)

TIME: 7pm 

WHEN: Thursday 9 November 

WHERE: The National Gallery of Australia 

TIME: 7pm 


WHEN: Saturday 11 November 

WHERE: Sydney Town Hall

TIME: 12pm 


WHEN: Sunday 12 November 

WHERE: Deakin Edge, Federation Square

TIME: 2pm and 3:15pm


Free Concert

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Please be advised the Melbourne concert has been moved to Deakin Edge at Federation Square to be a part of the Polish Festival in Federation Square. The program will be in two sessions:

2pm to 2:45pm - Fryderyk Chopin - Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, and Wojciech Kilar - 'Orawa'

3:15pm to 4pm - Krzysztof Penderecki - String Quartet No.3, Fryderyk Chopin, solo piano pieces

The concerts at Deakin Edge are FREE CONCERTS

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