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Goldmund Quartet

15 Aug - 31 Aug 2020


2020 International Concert Season


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

PROGRAM 1

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’

PROGRAM 2

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

Join us at every concert for exclusive experiences including pre-concert talks to enhance your concert experience, as well as the chance to meet your favourite artists.

PRE-CONCERT TALK

Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers in this fascinating pre-concert talk and discover some of the intricate moments within the concert program.

Newcastle 15 Aug – 6.45pm, Conservatorium Room 102 (follow the signs)
Perth 18 Aug – 6.45pm, Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level 2
Canberra 20 Aug – 6.15pm, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Sydney 22 Aug – 1.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Melbourne 25 Aug – 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Adelaide 27 Aug – 6.45pm, Prince Alfred Room
Melbourne 29 Aug – 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Sydney 31 Aug – 6.15pm, Function Room Level 1

CD SIGNING

Immediately following the performance, CDs will be available for purchase, which the group will be happy to sign.

Adelaide 27 Aug - Post concert, Foyer
Melbourne 29 Aug - Post concert, Foyer
Sydney 31 Aug - Post concert, Foyer

MEET THE ARTIST

Immediately following the performance, join the group for an entertaining and light-hearted Meet the Artist session. Come with any questions you may have! 

Newcastle 15 Aug - Post concert, onstage
Perth 18 Aug - Post concert. Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level 2
Canberra 20 Aug - Post concert, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Sydney 22 Aug - Post concert, Function Room Level 1
Melbourne 25 Aug - Post concert, Foyer

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

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