The quartet was founded early this century from members of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra. 


This was in response to a request from the National Museum in Canberra for the entire remaining collection of early Australian luthier William Whinfield Dods’ instruments to be donated to the Museum. 


A series of recitals using these instruments as a farewell celebration was performed around Victoria and such was the response from these early recitals that the quartet enjoys continuing popularity using their own instruments.


The Quartet takes its name from a local aboriginal term for gold in quartz, a substance is not uncommon inside the “Golden Triangle” where the Quartet is based, - the soft gold and sparkling quartz being synonymous with the music performed.

The Kara Kara String Quartet provides regular recitals of light and classical music in and around Victoria’s “Golden Triangle” and is also available for weddings.