Premiere at Berlin Classics
The Goldmund Quartet has signed for their new album at Berlin Classics. The new album will be released on July 6th.
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Wigmore Hall International String Competition 2018
Goldmund Quartet won Second Prize along with the The Twentieth Century Prize for the best performance of Wolfgang Rihmâ€™s String Quartet No.4 at the distinguished Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London.
The triennial Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition has been held under the auspices of Wigmore Hall since July 2010.
Embracing the entire string quartet tradition, the competition requires contestants to perform Classical, Romantic and Contemporary repertoire and attracts string quartets of the highest calibre, with members aged under 35 who are keen to pursue performing careers at the highest level.
You can watch Goldmund Quartetâ€™s semifinal performance here: Go to VideoMore information
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.