The German Goldmund Quartet originated in the music making of four highly gifted school friends in Munich and developed steadily into a professional ensemble. Today, the Goldmund Quartet—Florian Schotz (first violin), Pinchas Adt (second violin), Christoph Vandory (viola) and Raphael Paratore (cello)—is considered one of the most exciting young string quartets in Europe. Since their début at the Prinzregententheater, Munich, the quartet has appeared at international festivals such as the Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festival de Musica y Danza Granada, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and Heidelberger Fruhling. Recitals have taken them to prestigious chamber music venues and series in Denmark, France, Norway, Spain, Canada, China and the US. Regular chamber music partners include artists such as Peter Buck (Melos Quartet), Christopher Park, Christoph Poppen and Arabella Steinbacher. Taught by Gerhard Schulz in Stuttgart and Gunter Pichler at the Instituto Internacional de Musica de Camera de Madrid, the Goldmund Quartet has been inspired by masterclasses with the Vogler, Ysaÿe and Cherubini quartets, Andre J. Roy, Eberhard Feltz and Alfred Brendel. The Goldmund Quartet has been awarded several prizes, including a Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now scholarship, and recently a scholarship from the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb as well as the 2015 Bavarian Young Artist Award. Concert recordings have been made by Bavarian Radio, ARD, Deutschlandradio and the Einsfestival.
Photo: Nikolaj Lund