The Goldmund Quartet, formed by violinists Florian Schötz and Pinchas Adt, violist Christoph Vandory and cellist Raphael Paratore, is now counted amongst one of the most exciting young string quartets in Europe. The Quartet has received important artistic impulses from Günther Pichler of the Alban Berg Quartet, from the Artemis Quartet and in master classes with the Hagen, Borodin, Belcea, Ysaÿe and Cherubini quartets, Ferenc Rados, Eberhard Feltz and Alfred Brendel.
The Quartet appeared at international festivals such as the Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festival de Música y Danza Granada, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, International Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling, Kissinger Sommer and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Recitals have taken them to prestigious chamber music venues and series in Denmark, France, Norway, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, China, Australia and the US. Regular chamber music partners include artists such as Ksenija Sidorova, Pablo Barragan, Frank Dupree, Wies de Boevé and Jörg Widmann.
Highlights include the Quartet’s debuts at Washington’s Phillips Collection and Shanghai Concert Hall amongst many other. The 2018/19 season sees the Goldmund Quartet make its debuts at Musikverein Graz, Boulez Saal Berlin, Elbphilharmonie and the KKL Lucerne.
Many of the Quartet’s concerts have been recorded by leading broadcasting corporations and on NAXOS and Berlin Classics. Named ECHO Rising Stars of the 2019/20 season, the Goldmund Quartet will perform in many of the most prestigious halls around Europe such as the Philharmonie de Paris, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
“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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