ECHO Rising Stars 2019/20: Noa Wildschut & The Goldmund Quartet
We are proud to announce that 17 year old Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut and German string quartet The Goldmund Quartet are ECHORising Stars for the 2019/20 season.
The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) selects exceptional young artists to present them in their Rising Stars series to wide international audiences.
Noa Wildschut, an exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics, is working with orchestras such as Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Dresdner Philharmonie. The recipient of numerous awards including the 1st Prize at the International Violin Competition Louis Spohr in Weimar, 1st Prize at the Lordens Violin Competition in The Hague and the Concertgebouw Young Talent Award 2013, in 2018/19 Noa will be joining Igor Levit at Heidelberg Frühling Festival and will perform with Camerata Salzburg at Rheingau Musik Festival. 2019/20 will also see a tour of Europe with Konzerthausorchester Berlin and her Rising Stars recital tour with dates at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Stockholm’s Konserthus and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw amongst many others.
In 2018The Goldmund Quartet won the 1st Prize and the Interpretation Prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and the 2nd Prize and Interpretation Prize of Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition. Following the very successful release of their first CD in 2016 featuring an all Haydn programme, the Quartet released their second album in July 2018, this time with an all Shostakovich programme. Other recent highlights include their debuts at Washington’s Phillips Collection, Hemsing Festival Norway and Shanghai Concert Hall as well as appearances 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, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Musikfestival and others. Upcoming dates to look forward to include concerts at Musikverein Graz, Boulez Saal Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the KKL Lucerne.
Each Rising Star artist also has a new work commissioned for them as part of the series.