Chaika: The Mountains Tour @ Mittagong Playhouse

A beautiful concert traversing many landscapes comes to the Southern Highlands.


Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz and classical music to create a beguiling and original sound-world. Described as ‘cinematic, deeply touching and meditative’, as well as ‘exuberant, virtuosic and uplifting’, Chaika’s strength is the elusiveness of their style.

Their latest release ‘I Monti’ (The Mountains), is a collection of both original and traditional pieces, gently wandering through foreign lands, emerging with an enchanting tale to tale.

Following their successful debut album of 2012 and Australian tour of 2013, Chaika takes to the road again with this highly anticipated release. “The Mountains Tour” will traverse the east coast of Australia from Melbourne to Brisbane, playing both capitol cities and regional centres.


‘Clarinet, accordion, violin & double bass all intertwine diversely & at times unpredictably giving Chaika a rich depth. … such a young & talented group of musicians’ – Eastside Radio, Sydney


‘It is easy to be enchanted by the beauty of their four-part harmony vocals’

 – Tony Hillier, The Australian


‘Beautiful! I love the way your pieces often abruptly shift gears, and how the textures change - how we're bopping along with an instrumental when suddenly we're into four-part female vocals… Most of all I love the soul with which you imbue your pieces’

- Martin Wesley-Smith (Australian composer)


Chaika are:


Emily-Rose Sarkova: Accordion, Piano, Vocals

Laura Bishop: Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Accordion

Susie Bishop: Violin, Vocals, Guitar

Laura Altman: Clarinet, Vocals

Johan Delin: Double Bass, Vocals

Rendra Freestone: Percussion, Vocals, Guitar.

Visit for music, videos & gigs

Adult ($25.00)
Concession ($20.00)

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May 25, 2014 20:00 - 21:30 (GMT +00:00 UTC)

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Mittagong Playhouse
Mittagong NSW

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