One of Europe’s most exciting young string quartets, the Munich-based Goldmund Quartett, made its debut at Munich’s Prinzregententheater. Since then, the quartet has appeared at international festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Granada, and Ludwigsburg, as well as recitals in Denmark, France, Norway, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, China, and the US. With a repertoire anchored in the Viennese masterpieces of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, the Goldmund Quartett has attracted glowing reviews for its debut album of quartets by Haydn. Their Phillips program features works by Haydn and Beethoven, including the second of the Razumovsky Quartets, one of the boldest and most serious of Beethoven’s middle-period works.
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
String Quartet No. 43 in G Major, Op. 54/1, H. 3/58 (1788)
Allegro con brio
Menuetto & Trio
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117 (1964)
Moderato con moto
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, (“Rasumovsky No. 2”), Op. 59/2 (1806)
Please note that this concert takes place at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW.
The Goldmund Quartett, formed by violinists Florian Schötz and Pinchas Adt, violist Christoph Vandory, and cellist Raphael Paratore, is now counted as one of the most exciting young string quartets in Europe. Educated by Gerhard in Stuttgart and Günter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de Musica de Camera de Madrid, the Quartet has received important artistic stimulus in master classes with the Vogler, Ysaÿe, and Cherubini quartets, and with music educators André J. Roy, Eberhard Feltz, and Alfred Brendel.
Since their debut at Munich’s Prinzregententheater, the quartet has appeared at international festivals such as the Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festival de Música y Danza Granada, and the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. Recitals have taken them to prestigious chamber music venues and series in Denmark, France, Norway, Spain, Canada, China, and the US. The quartet collaborates regularly with chamber music partners such as Peter Buck (Melos Quartet), Christopher Park, Christoph Poppen, and Arabella Steinbacher.
During the 2015/2016 season the Quartet made debuts at the Heidelberg Spring International Music Festival and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, among others. Many of the Quartet’s concerts have been recorded by leading broadcasting companies in Germany such as Bavarian Radio, ARD, Deutschlandradio, and einsfestival.
The Goldmund Quartet has won several prizes and scholarships, amongst them the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Scholarship. In addition, they were recently awarded the 2015 Young Artist Prize of the State of Bavaria, as well as the First Prize at the 2014 Schoenfeld International String Competition in China.