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Goldmund Quartet

15 Aug - 31 Aug 2020

Important Concert Update

It is with great regret that Musica Viva announces the cancellation of the Goldmund Quartet.

‘Our primary concern is always for the wellbeing of our patrons, artists and staff,’ says Musica Viva CEO Hywel Sims. ‘We’re following government advice closely and have made the difficult decision to cancel this tour.’

You will have an opportunity to receive a refund for your tickets, exchange them for a later performance or donate their value to Musica Viva. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to a concert again soon. 

Musica Viva Patron Services - [email protected]

Goldmund Quartet

For 75 years Musica Viva has kept Australian audiences up to date with the wider world of classical music, and 2020 is no exception. Germany’s youthful Goldmund Quartet began their career in stellar fashion, winning prizes at major events including the 2018 Wigmore Hall Competition and the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and bursting onto the concert scene 
with a jam-packed schedule of performances across Europe and, more recently, in Asia and North America. This is a marriage of old-school talent – and musical dedication of the highest order – with a more relaxed, modern-day vibe. No penguin suits here... 

For their debut Australian tour, the Goldmunds offer some of the great masterpieces of the string quartet canon: Haydn and Schubert in Program 1 and Mozart, Debussy and Mendelssohn in Program 2, set alongside a brand-new work, written for this tour by rising Australian composer Elizabeth Younan. The young guns show their credentials in heartland repertoire which demonstrates the fresh interpretations, irresistible energy and distinctive, characterful playing that brought them such early success – and equally celebrate the music of our own time. 

Florian Schötz Violin 
Pinchas Adt Violin 
Christoph Vandory Viola 
Raphael Paratore Cello


Canberra, Melbourne Weekday, Newcastle, Sydney Weekend

HAYDN String Quartet in F minor, op 20 no 5
YOUNAN String Quartet no 2 World Premiere*
SCHUBERT String Quartet no 14  in D minor, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’


Adelaide, Melbourne Weekend, Perth, Sydney Weekday

MOZART String Quartet no 6 in B-flat major, K159
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, op 10
YOUNAN String Quartet no 2 World Premiere*
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet no 6 in F minor, op 80

*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Julian Burnside

Goldmund Quartett BRAHMS String Quartet in A minor op 51 no 2

Event Dates

  • Newcastle 15 Aug 2020 7:30 PM
  • Perth 18 Aug 2020 7:30 PM
  • Canberra 20 Aug 2020 7:00 PM
  • Sydney 22 Aug 2020 2:00 PM
  • Hobart 24 Aug 2020 8:00 PM
  • Melbourne 25 Aug 2020 7:00 PM
  • Adelaide 27 Aug 2020 7:30 PM
  • Melbourne 29 Aug 2020 7:00 PM
  • Sydney 31 Aug 2020 7:00 PM
  • Coffs Harbour, NSW 02 Sep 2020 7:30 PM
  • Armidale 03 Sep 2020 7:00 PM


Please contact Musica Viva Patron Services to arrange one of the following:

  • Receive a full refund
  • Exchange your tickets to another concert later this year
  • Receive a credit to use for a future concert (valid for 2 years)

You may also consider donating the value of your ticket to Musica Viva and receive a tax receipt. 

Musica Viva is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductable.


Please bear with us during this exceptionally busy time, we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Musica Viva Patron Services
[email protected]