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Into the new season
September 2023
Into the new season
Having started into the 23/24 season with a Masterclass thanks to our Circle of Friends and the Wolfgang Sawallisch Stiftung, we are looking forward to some exciting engagements this season. Highlights include our debut at festivals such as Festival Dolomites, Settimane Musicali di Ascona and Viotti Festival in Vercelli, Italy.
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New Schubert album
May 2023
New Schubert album
For our second album this year, which was released on May 25 by Berlin Classics, we have recorded works by Schubert. The eternal wanderer has fascinated and accompanied us since the beginning of our quartet life, his chamber music was among the first works we performed.
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New EP "PRISMA"
April 2023
New EP "PRISMA"

We are happy to publish two very different recordings this spring: On our Prisma LP, which came out March 31st on Neue Meister as a limited vinyl, we recorded contemporary works by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass and Uno Helmersson, as well as two newly commissioned pieces by Pascal Schumacher and Sophia Jani.

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Commissioned compositions
August 2022
Commissioned compositions

Thanks to the support of NEUSTART KULTUR and BKM, we were able to commission no less than five new compositions this year. We succeeded in attracting fantastic composers from all over the world, whose new works will enrich the world of the string quartet with further repertoire.

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LIVE
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30/01/2024
Vancouver, BC
CANADA
Vancouver Friends of Chamber Music
HAYDN Op.76/2
BORODIN SQ No.2
BEETHOVEN Op.59/1
27/02/2024
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Concertgebouw
Recital Hall
SAY "Space Jump"
MOZART KV138
SAY "Divorce"
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet
Piano: Fazil Say

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07/03/2024
Innsbruck
Austria
Haus der Musik Innsbruck
Großer Saal
7:30PM
HAYDN Op.64/5
SHOSTAKOVICH Op.108
WEBERN "Langsamer Satz"
BORODIN SQ No.2
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10/03/2024
Darmstadt
Germany
Rathauskonzert
5PM
HAYDN Op.64/5
SHOSTAKOVICH Op.108
WEBERN "Langsamer Satz"
BORODIN SQ No.2
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16/03/2024
Fellheim
Germany
Ehemalige Synagoge Fellheim

SCHUMANN Piano Quintet
BRAHMS Piano Quintet
Piano: Danae Dörken
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Vita
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Goldmund Quartet

String Quartet

The Goldmund Quartet is known to feature “exquisite playing” and such “multi-layered homogeneity” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) in its interpretations of the great classical and modern works of the quartet literature. Its inwardness, the unbelievably fine intonation and the phrases worked out down to the smallest detail inspire audiences worldwide. The Quartet is now counted amongst the leading string quartets of the younger generation worldwide which is reflected in their 2023/24 season calendar. Highlights include the Quartet’s debut at prestigious festivals such as Festival Dolomites, Settimane Musicali di Ascona and Viotti Festival in Vercelli, Italy. The ensemble will return to important halls such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam in a recital with pianist Fazil Say, to Tokyo Opera City as part of a tour of Japan as well as to North America for a tour that will take us to Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Vancouver among others. Further return visits lead the Quartet to the renowned Hörtnagel series in Munich, Haus der Musik Innsbruck and Schwetzingen Festival. The winners of the renowned 2018 International Wigmore Hall String Competition and the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition have been selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation as Rising Stars of the 2019/20 season. Since 2019, they have been performing Antonio Stradivari's Paganini Quartet, provided by the Nippon Music Foundation. In addition, the Quartet was awarded the Jürgen Ponto Foundation Music Prize in March 2020 and the Freiherr von Waltershausen Prize in December 2020. In 2016, the Quartet was already a winner of the Bavarian Arts Promotion Prize and the Karl Klinger Prize of the ARD Competition.

Following their 2020 release on Berlin Classics of Travel Diaries, the Quartet's third album with works by Wolfgang Rihm, Ana Sokolovic, Fazil Say and Dobrinka Tabakova, 2023 marked the release of two new important recordings. “Prisma”, published on Berlin Classic’s Neue Meister series as a limited vinyl release features contemporary works by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass and Uno Helmersson alongside two newly commissioned pieces by Pascal Schumacher and Sophia Jani. The Death and the Maiden is a recording of works by Schubert, in the Quartet’s own words: “The eternal wanderer has fascinated and accompanied us since the beginning of our quartet life, his chamber music was among the first works we performed”. Chamber music partners include artists such as Jörg Widmann, Ksenija Sidorova, Alexander Krichel, Alexey Stadler and Wies de Boevé, Nino Gvetadze, Noa Wildschut, Elisabeth Brauss, Maximilian Hornung, Frank Dupree, Simon Höfele. In addition to studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and with members of the Alban Berg Quartet, including Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia and the Artemis Quartet in Berlin, master classes and studies with members of the Hagen, Borodin, Belcea, Ysaye and Cherubini Quartets, Ferenc Rados, Eberhard Feltz and Alfred Brendel gave the quartet important musical impulses.

Musik
SCHUBERT
2023
LISTEN

The Goldmund Quartet's moving interpretation explores all the emotional highs and lows of Schubert's songs.

Ö1 ORF

PRISMA
2023

Each facet of music displayed sounds natural. It has left me wanting more. (...) Go listen to this

WQRX New York Public Radio

TRAVEL DIARIES
2020

Das ist eine der muntersten und anregendsten Streichquartett-CDs der letzten Zeit.

Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Quartet playing at ist best, off the classical paths

Pizzicato

SHOSTAKOVICH
2018

Diese Brüche und wechselhaften Emotionen {...} weisen das Goldmund Quartett als eines der vielversprechenden Ensembles derzeit aus.

Spiegel

Die unfassbare Musikalität der vier Streicher, ihre rhythmische Präzision und glasklare Intonation machen diese CD zu einem echten Highlight. Absolut empfehlenswert!

HR 2 Kultur

HAYDN
2016

an acute sense of timing distinguishes both music and interpretation in this promising recorded debut from the munich-based goldmund quartet.

Strad Magazine

Interpretationen auf der Höhe unserer Zeit, aufregend jung gespielt. Ein exzellentes Debüt!

Stuttgarter Zeitung

Videos
May 2023

FRANZ SCHUBERT Erlkönig

May 2023

FRANZ SCHUBERT Ave Maria

November 2022

ARVO PÄRT Da pacem Domine

October 2022

PHILIP GLASS String Quartet No.3 "Mishima" VI.Closing

August 2020

Joseph Haydn – Streichquartett, Op.20 Nr.5| SWEET SPOT

August 2020

Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Streichquartett, Op.80 | SWEET SPOT

May 2020

Travel Diaries (Official Album Documentary)

March 2020

Fazıl Say: String Quartet, op. 29 "Divorce": III. Presto

Freundes Kreis
poster
As friends of the Goldmund Quartet, we set ourselves the task of actively supporting the multifaceted commitments of one of the most outstanding chamber music ensembles of our days. It includes its worldwide concert activities, its commitment to young quartets and chamber musicians through courses and tutorials, its enthusiasm for contemporary music and its cultural education projects for children and young people. At the same time, we would like to set an example for a further anchoring of chamber music in our society.

Commit yourself as a member of our association or with a donation. Through your participation you will have the opportunity to get closer acquaintance with the Goldmund Quartet and its musicians.

Become a member.
Find out more in our circle of friends flyer. If you would like to join our association, simply send us the application form (last page of the flyer) by mail or e-mail.

Freundeskreis Flyer

You can also support the projects of the association directly by making a donation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.We look forward to hearing from you!

Partner
HENLE
PARTNER
HENLE

The Goldmund Quartet is an official Henle Ambassador. The quartet is excited about the collaboration with G. Henle Publishers.

As "ambassadors" they share their enthusiasm about the digital sheet music app "Henle Library" with their audience and followers on social media, where the functionalities and benefits of the app are explained as well.

PIRASTRO
PARTNER
PIRASTRO

The Goldmund Quartet play strings made by Pirastro Strings.
“We are delighted to have Pirastro Strings as our partner. The incredible variety of different strings and the excellent quality of all their products, give us the possibility to find the perfect setup for our Stradivarius instruments!”

Nippon Music Foundation
PARTNER
Nippon Music Foundation

The Goldmund Quartet performs on the “Paganini Quartet” made by Antonius Stradivarius, generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. The “Paganini Quartet” consists of four excellent instruments, once owned by Niccolo Paganini:

  • 1st Violin: “Comte Cozio di Salabue”, 1727

  • 2nd Violin: “Desaint”, 1680

  • Viola: “Mendelssohn”, 1731

  • Cello: “Ladenburg”, 1736

The Goldmund Quartet is the first german string quartet to have the honour to perform on these precious instruments.

CONTACT

CONTACT

GOLDMUND QUARTET
Passauerstr. 51,
D-81369 Munich
Germany
mail@goldmundquartet.com

FREUNDE DES
GOLDMUND QUARTETTS
Johnsallee 66,
D-20146 Hamburg
Germany
freunde@goldmundquartet.com

BOOKING

General Management
Harrison Parrott GmbH
Johannisplatz 3a
D-81667 Munich
Germany

Sabine Frank
sabine.frank@harrisonparrott.de
+49 89/67971040


USA

Arts Mangement Group

130 West 57th Street Suite 6A

New York, NY 10019

USA


Bill Capone
bill@artsmg.com

Felipe Nieto
felipe@artsmg.com

+1 212 337 0838


BENELUX
Ivy Artists
Groot Hertoginnelaan 217
2517 ES Den Haag
The Netherlands

Marjon Koenekoop
marjon@ivyartists.com
+31 (0)70 39 25 271

SCANDINAVIA
Nordic Artists Management
Vesterbrogade 72, 1.
DK-1620 Copenhagen V

Neel Teilmann
net@nordicartistsmanagement.com
+45 4449 2900

SPAIN/PORTUGAL/TURKEY

Marén Artists

Pl. Descubridor Diegode Ordás 1

28003 Madrid, Spain


Miguel Araiz
miguelaraiz@marenartists.com
T. +34 620 876 242

PRESSE

PS Music Berlin
Brunnenstraße 181
10119 Berlin

Urte Hubert
urte.hubert@psmusicberlin.com
+49 (0) 30 3087597 14

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