The London Klezmer Quartet











  The London Klezmer Quartet's Australia Tour, March/April 2012

Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass)

Montage of LKQ at Australia's National Folk Festival, 2012

A Gute Nakht and Tsivalas Bulgar at Australia's National Folk Festival, 2012

Audience reaction to the LKQ concert at Newcastle Synagogue

Some quotes and feedback on the 2012 Australian LKQ tour from radio presenters, producers, festival directors and venue managers

 "The London Klezmer Quartet proved to be one of the most popular instrumental groups at the [National Folk] festival… Their infectious repertoire of much-loved, toe-tapping klezmer tunes from Eastern Europe wowed the crowds… all played with passion and flair.” Australian Jewish News.

 "The real deal, to these ears.”  Doug Spencer, producer-presenter The Weekend Planet,  ABC Radio National.

 “The phones went crazy when we offered the giveaway tickets!” Jo Printz, Producer, ABC Central Victoria.

 “Fantastic feedback from the Saturday afternoon performance!” Rebecca Armstrong, Producer, Arts Centre Melbourne.

 “We were delighted to have LKQ perform at Shir Madness – such a talented and charming bunch of women! Many attendees commented that the LKQ performance was one of the highlights of the entire festival.” Gary Holzman, Festival Director, Shir Madness Sydney Jewish Music Festival 2012.

 “I'm still buzzing from yesterday evening's concert!  It was absolutely superb. It was dramatic, beautifully played, very evocative, entertaining and one of those night's out where you feel so happy to have been there!  They also struck a perfect balance between music and talk; exactly what I was after.” Catherine Benz, Curator, Delmar Gallery, Sydney.

 “It was an absolute joy to have Klezkids in the (Spiegel) tent.” Families & Youth Projects Co-ordinator (re: the KlezKids Workshop for Children) Arts Centre, Melbourne.

 “Thanks so much for an absolutely fantastic concert and workshop here at the Wollongong Con! People are still raving about it!”  Sophie Unsen, Event Co-ordinator, Wollongong Conservatorium.

All reports from Friday’s performance have been FANTASTIC!  Thanks so much for being part of the Soul Food Season at The Capital.” Jacoba Kelly, Marketing Manager, The Capital, Bendigo



The LKQ's performances and workshops in Australia, 23 March to 9 April 2012 were:


23 March Kantara House, Greenpoint, Central Coast

24 March Newcastle Synagogue, Newcastle

25 March Shir Madness Festival, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney

26 March Trinity's Society of the Arts, Sydney

27 March Sydney Jewish Museum

28 March Sydney Conservatorium Masterclass

28 March Wongawilli Hall, Wollongong Klezmer Keilidh ('Hopkele') / Bush Dance

29 March Wollongong Conservatorium Workshop & concert

30 March The Capital, Bendigo

31 March The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne A Klezmer Party!

31 March Boite Hopkele, A Klezmer  Dance

1 April The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne Klez Kids

1 April Caravan Music Club

2 April Melba Hall, University of Melbourne

2 April Jika Jika Community House Klezmer Workshop

3 April Camelot, Sydney

4 April Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith Workshop & Performance

5-9 April National Folk Festival, Canberra





Tour Manager: Angela Nauck

Tel: 0405 409903