EPK for the London Klezmer Quartet

Biogs, reviews, movies, pictures, audio

Press release for 2018 Australia

Gig list for Australia 2018 tour - or visit webpage

Info about To the Tavern - the latest album

Reviews of LKQ's albums


Band biog

The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers much in demand on the UK folk, world and pop music scenes. The band's deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of pre-war Jewish Eastern Europe, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. LKQ has, individually and collectively, performed at many of the UK's best-known music venues and festivals, as well as around Europe and Australia.  Described by Frank London of the Klezmatics as “four of Europe's most talented klezmer musicians” the group plays traditional and new material guaranteed to move audiences from dancing to tears and back again in moments. More


Reviews (see also reviews and CD reviews pages)

"The most dexterous and interesting of contemporary klezmer ensembles." Folk Roots Magazine

“A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing.” Songlines Magazine

“When Buraczewska sang, all the earthiness, profound melancholy and celebratory joy you could desire came surging to the fore via her vast, singular contralto.” Sydney Morning Herald

“The LKQ is made up of four of Europe’s most talented klezmer musicians. They are great performers and teachers and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and excitement to their performances.” Frank London, The Klezmatics

"It may seem odd to find the shtetl being rebuilt inside the M25, but there's no lack of authenticity in the exuberant yet cultured playing of the violinist Ilana Cravitz, the accordionist Carol Isaacs, the clarinettist Susi Evans and the double-bassist Indra Buraczewska... While there's no shortage of dynamism here, the musicians dig deeper, too, bringing classical poise to the more introspective pieces. The tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation." The Sunday Times


LKQ - performance highlights

Dancing with LKQ at a 'Hopkele' or bush dance


Klezmer workshops with the LKQ

Audience reaction to an LKQ concert


Photo credit pic below: Savannah Photographic


Photo credit pic below: Janos Dallas


Photo credits 1, 2, 3 below: John Harris




Photo credit pic below: Roger Vella Bonavita

LKQ perth

Photo credit pic below: Mika Schick

LKQ at Jamboree


Listen to LKQ album tracks here

Clips from radio spots on ABC Radio National:



"Four of Europes's most talented klezmer musicians" Frank London, the Klezmatics