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ECHO Rising Stars 2019/20


The Goldmund Quartet has been appointed ECHO Rising 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.

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Shostakovich: String Quartets 3 & 9

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The Goldmund Quartet released a new CD with Berlin Classics with Shostakovich’s String Quartets Nos. 3 & 9

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Goldmund Quartet wins Competition

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On Sunday 8 July Goldmund Quartet won the String Quartet Prize and Quartet Commission Prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. This success in Melbourne comes only a few weeks after the Goldmund Quartet won 2nd prize at the recent Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London.

The Quartet performed Brahms’ String Quartet No.2 to clinch first prize in the String Quartet Robert Salzer Foundation category. They followed this by winning a special award for the best performance of a commissioned piece for the competition by Holly Harrison.

To reach the final, in Round One they played Haydn’s String Quartet in G major, op 54 No.1, Sokolovich’s Commedia dell Arte III, and Rihm’s Quartet No.4. They followed this in Round Two with Harrison’s Balderdash and Ravel’s String Quartet.

Established in 1991 and staged every four years, the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition is one of the most prestigious events of its kind. The competition is open to string quartets and piano trios of all nationalities whose members are under the age of 35.

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Premiere at Berlin Classics

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The Goldmund Quartet has signed for their new album at Berlin Classics. The new album will be released on July 6th.

Berlin Classics welcomes the Goldmund Quartet!

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Wigmore Hall International String Competition 2018

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Goldmund Quartet won Second Prize along with the The Twentieth Century Prize for the best performance of Wolfgang Rihm’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 Quartet’s semifinal performance here: Go to Video

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Debut album with NAXOS

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On their debut album the Goldmund Quartet presents three quartets by the „father of string quartet“ Joseph Haydn.
By recording the first, a middle one and the last string quartet by the composer, the quartet doesn’t only show the compositorial development of Haydn, but also their personal relationship towards the founder of this genre. „Intonation, articulation, phrasing, balance – you can hear all these elements, which define fine quartet playing, in Haydn’s music“, 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 „Russian“ quartet Op.33 the ensemble has a special relationship. „It is the first piece that we played together as a quartet and it’s interesting to see – given our own development – how there are always new things to discover“. Of the two last quartets by Haydn, written 1799, the ‚boys of Goldmund‘ chose the no.1. „The individual voices become much more independent, comment to each other and start a lively dialogue“.

The album is released with Naxos.

ARD Music Competition 2016

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The Goldmund Quartet received a special award from the Karl-Klingler Foundation at the International ARD Music Competition 2016. The prize is endowed with 5.000€. Former recipients have been the Quatour Ebene, Apollon Musagètes Quartet and Armida Quartet.

General Management – Harrison Parrott

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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!

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Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis 2015


Bavaria’s Minister of Culture Dr. Ludwig Spaenle awarded the Goldmund Quartet with the „Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis 2015“ (Bavarian state award 2015 for the advancement of arts). The award is given out each year to uprising artists, that show an extraordinary talent and have achieved great successes. Ensembles will be awarded with the amount of 10.000€. The ceremony will take place in Munich in November 2015.

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Scholarship of the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb

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The Goldmund Quartet has been awarded with a scholarship by the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb 2015. They also have been accepted into the “Bundesauswahl junger Künstler” (Federal choice of young artists) for the season 2016/2017.

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Studies in Madrid

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Since October 2014 the Goldmund Quartet studies at the class of Prof. Günter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de Música de Cámara de Madrid of the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. Their studies have been provided by the scholarships of the Fundación Albéniz and the Santander Consumer Bank AG.

1st Prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition

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The Goldmund Quartet has won the first prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition! At the performance in Harbin, China, the quartet convinced the jury consisting of Alice Schoenfeld, Suli Xue and Nathaniel Rosen among others. The Goldmund Quartet has been able to participate at the competition thanks to a scholarship of the Chinese government’s Culture Exchange Program Scholarship.

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Presentation at Contrapunkt

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The next issue of the music journal “Contrapunkt” presents the Goldmund Quartet. For several days the four musicians will be accompanied, portrayed, interviewed and recorded. The audio and video records will be published on the Contrapunkt website.

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Master class with Alfred Brendel

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From 13th until 24th May the Goldmund Quartet take part at a master class for string quartet of the Académie musicale de Villecroze (France). The class will be taught by world famous star pianist Alfred Brendel and violist Miguel da Silva.

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Live at U21 on BR-Klassik

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On 23rd February the Goldmund Quartet were live on radio at the U21 show of the Bayerischer Rundfunk. They performed various pieces live and discussed their social engagement, especially due to a concert for the Justin Rockola foundation.

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Performance at the “Junge Philharmonie” show of BR Klassik

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This next Monday, 2nd December, the four musicians of the Goldmund Quartet are being broadcasted at the “Junge Philharmonie” show of the Bavarian radio channel BR Klassik with a record of the String quartet C major, op.76 No. 3 by Joseph Haydn.

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Goldmund Quartet winner of the Kulturkreis Gasteig competition 2013

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The Goldmund Quartet has won the renowned Kulturkreis Gasteig Musikpreis! Thanks to its impressive performance, the quartet came in first place in the category chamber music.

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