The Goldmund Quartet, 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. Since their debut at Munich’s Prinzregententheater, the quartet appeared at international festivals such as the Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festival de Música y Danza Granada and Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. Recitals have taken them to prestigious chamber music venues and series in Denmark, France, Norway, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, China and the US. The 2017/18 season sees the Goldmund Quartet give its debuts at Washington’s Phillips Collection, Hemsing Festival Norway and at Shanghai Concerto Hall.
Highlights from the past season included their debuts at Vienna’s Musikverein, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Kissinger Sommer and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Further concerts will lead the four musicians to International Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The Goldmund Quartet has been awarded several prizes and scholarships, amongst them the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now scholarship. In 2015 they received a scholarship from Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, the Bavarian Young Artist Award and recently the Karl-Klinger-Prize during the 2016ARD International Music Competition Munich.
“The music of Shostakovich is always fascinating of course, hardly worth arguing about. But this recording by the Goldmund Quartet is in another realm. The incredible musicality of the four string players, their rhythmic precision and crystal clear intonation ensure that this CD is a real highlight. Highly recommended.”
(hr2-Kultur, August 2018)
“Sunday, Phillips Music presented the Munich-based Goldmund Quartet in the ballroom of Anderson House. These four young men, violinists Florian Schötz and Pinchas Adt, violist Christoph Vandory, and cellist Raphael Paratore, captured all hearts from the first measures of Haydn’s Quartet in G, Op 54, No 1, which fairly burst with intelligence and wit. Their to-the-manner-born ease with the rhetoric of Viennese classicism readily translated to the second of Beethoven’s ‘Rasumovsky’ quartets in a performance that was well integrated, lean, and searingly intense.”
(Washington Post, January 2018)
“In Haydn’s String Quartet op. 33 No. 5 they display their quartet sound – articulated and delicately balanced.”
(hr2-Kultur, January 2017)
“An acute sense of timing distinguishes both music and interpretation in this promising recorded debut from the Munich-based Goldmund Quartet. These preformances show how the players understand that silences and pauses always mean something in Haydn, as a means of disconcertion or of gathering thought.”
(The Strad, December 2016)
“Their delicate and intense sound touched the audience.”
(Landshuter Zeitung, June 2015)
“The four young musicians performed with impressive ease and harmony.”
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