7pm 3 September 2020
Armidale Town Hall
The Goldmund Quartet, formed by violinists Florian Schötz and Pinchas Adt, violist Christoph Vandory and cellist Raphael Paratore, is one of the most exciting young string quartets in Europe. Educated by Gerhard Schulz in Stuttgart and Günter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de Musica de Camera de Madrid, the quartet has received important artistic impulse in master classes with the Hagen, Borodin, Melos, Belcea, Artemis, Ysaye and Cherubini quartets, Ferenc Rados, Eberhard Feltz and Alfred Brendel.
Since their debut at Munich’s Prinzregententheater, the quartet appeared at international festivals such as the Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festival de Música y Danza Granada or Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. Recitals have taken them to prestigious chamber music venues and series in Denmark, France, Norway, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, China and the US. Regular chamber music partners include artists such as Ksenija Sidorova, Pablo Barragan, Christopher Park, Christoph Poppen und Arabella Steinbacher.
The 2016/17 season sees the Goldmund Quartet give its debuts Vienna’s Musikverein, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival and Kissinger Sommer.
Many of the quartet’s concerts have been recorded and broadcast by leading broadcasting companies in Germany such as Bavarian Radio, ARD, Deutschlandradio. Further broadcasts have included SWR, NDR, WDR, ORF, Radio classique and ARD alpha. In October 2016 NAXOS released their debut CD with works by Joseph Haydn that earned great reviews by BBC, The Strad Magazine, Grammophone Magazine, American Record Guide and many more.
The Goldmund Quartet has been awarded several prizes and scholarships, amongst them the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now scholarship. In 2015 they received a scholarship from Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, the Bavarian Young Artist Award and recently the Karl-Klinger-Prize during the 2016 ARD International Music Competition Munich.
Goldmund Quartet members
Florian Johannes Schötz – 1st Violin
Pinchas Christian Adt – 2nd Violin
Christoph Vandory – Viola
Raphael Anthony Paratore – Cello
HAYDN String Quartet in G major, op 54 no 1
SOKOLOVICH Commedia dell Arte III
RIHM Quartet no 4
RAVEL String Quartet