Debut album with NAXOS
On their debut album the Goldmund Quartet presents three quartets by the â€žfather of string quartetâ€œ Joseph Haydn.
By recording the first, a middle one and the last string quartet by the composer, the quartet doesnâ€™t only show the compositorial development of Haydn, but also their personal relationship towards the founder of this genre. â€žIntonation, articulation, phrasing, balance – you can hear all these elements, which define fine quartet playing, in Haydnâ€™s musicâ€œ, which is why the Goldmunds chose Haydn for their debut album. The Op.1/1 form 1757/58, consists of five movements, clearly evolved from the divertimento form of that time. Towards the fifth â€žRussianâ€œ quartet Op.33 the ensemble has a special relationship. â€žIt is the first piece that we played together as a quartet and itâ€™s interesting to see – given our own development – how there are always new things to discoverâ€œ. Of the two last quartets by Haydn, written 1799, the â€šboys of Goldmundâ€˜ chose the no.1. â€žThe individual voices become much more independent, comment to each other and start a lively dialogueâ€œ.
The album is released with Naxos.
ARD Music Competition 2016
The Goldmund Quartet received a special award from the Karl-Klingler Foundation at the International ARD Music Competition 2016. The prize is endowed with 5.000â‚¬. Former recipients have been the Quatour Ebene, Apollon MusagÃ¨tes Quartet and Armida Quartet.
General Management – Harrison Parrott
The Goldmund Quartet is very happy to announce that they will be presented by the prestigious artist management Harrison Parrott. Looking forward to working together with Sabine Frank and Stephanie Haller!More information