Goldmund Quartet wins Competition
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 Brahmsâ€™ 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 Haydnâ€™s String Quartet in G major, op 54 No.1, Sokolovichâ€™s Commedia dell Arte III, and Rihmâ€™s Quartet No.4. They followed this in Round Two with Harrisonâ€™s Balderdash and Ravelâ€™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.More information
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.
Berlin Classics welcomes the Goldmund Quartet!More information
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.
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
Bayerischer KunstfÃ¶rderpreis 2015
Bavariaâ€™s Minister of Culture Dr. Ludwig Spaenle awarded the Goldmund Quartet with the â€žBayerischer KunstfÃ¶rderpreis 2015â€œ (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 10.000â‚¬. The ceremony will take place in Munich in November 2015.More information
Scholarship of the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb
The Goldmund Quartet has been awarded with a scholarship by the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb 2015. They also have been accepted into the “Bundesauswahl junger KÃ¼nstler” (Federal choice of young artists) for the season 2016/2017.More information
Studies in Madrid
Since October 2014 the Goldmund Quartet studies at the class of Prof. GÃ¼nter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de MÃºsica de CÃ¡mara de Madrid of the Escuela Superior de MÃºsica Reina SofÃa in Madrid. Their studies have been provided by the scholarships of the FundaciÃ³n AlbÃ©niz and the Santander Consumer Bank AG.
1st Prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition
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.More information
Presentation at Contrapunkt
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.More information
Master class with Alfred Brendel
From 13th until 24th May the Goldmund Quartet take part at a master class for string quartet of the AcadÃ©mie musicale de Villecroze (France). The class will be taught by world famous star pianist Alfred Brendel and violist Miguel da Silva.More information
Live at U21 on BR-Klassik
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.More information
Performance at the “Junge Philharmonie” show of BR Klassik
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.More information
Goldmund Quartet winner of the Kulturkreis Gasteig competition 2013
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.More information