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Wigmore Hall International String Competition 2018

Goldmund Quartet - Teaser News 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

04/17/2018

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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10/16/2016

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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09/14/2016

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

General Management – Harrison Parrott

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12/07/2015

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

06/22/2015

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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04/02/2015

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

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Studies in Madrid

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12/02/2014

Since October 2014 the Goldmund Quartet studies at the class of Prof. GĂŒnter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de MĂșsica de CĂĄmara de Madrid of the Escuela Superior de MĂșsica Reina SofĂ­a in Madrid. Their studies have been provided by the scholarships of the FundaciĂłn AlbĂ©niz and the Santander Consumer Bank AG.

1st Prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition

Goldmund Quartet - Teaser News Schoenfeld International String Competition

08/25/2014

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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04/16/2014

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

Goldmund Quartet - Teaser News Masterclass Alfred Brendel

03/30/2014

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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02/24/2014

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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11/30/2013

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

Goldmund Quartet - Teaser News Kulturkreis Gasteig 2013

04/26/2013

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.

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