The Goldmund Quartet, formed by violinists Florian Schötz and Pinchas Adt, violist Christoph Vandory and cellist Raphael Paratore, is now counted as one of the most exciting young string quartets in Europe. 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 and 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. The 2017/18 season sees the Goldmund Quartet give its debuts at Washington’s Phillips Collection, Hemsing Festival Norway and at Shanghai Concerto Hall.
Highlights from the past season included their debuts at Vienna’s Musikverein, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Kissinger Sommer and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Further concerts will lead the four musicians to International Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
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.
In 2018 the Quartet won Second Prize along with the Twentieth Century Prize at the distinguished Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London.