Goldner String Quartet


UK Tour and Recording Project 2018

The internationally acclaimed Goldner String Quartet is seeking your support to help fund its UK concert tour and recording project in November/December 2018.

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In December 2018 we plan to record our 10th CD for the prestige UK label Hyperion. This continues a highly successful partnership with Hyperion and the exceptional UK based Australian pianist Piers Lane which began in 2007.

Each disc combines String Quartets and Piano Quintets of a particular composer or region. All discs have been critically acclaimed in the international press, many receiving either Diapason D’Or or Editor’s Choice in publications such as BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone. Some CDs feature little known repertoire or music not previously recorded, whilst others offer mainstream repertoire which stands proudly in comparison to the best ensembles in the world. In addition to the recording project we will be performing concerts in the UK and making our Irish concert debut.

The Goldner String Quartet has been described as “a group of the highest international class” (The Guardian, UK) and “the country’s indisputably pre-eminent chamber music ensemble” (SydneyMorningHerald) and their performances as “Quartet-playing of the rarest quality” (The Guardian, UK).

We also have a strong reputation for commissioning new Australian works and taking them to the world stage.

We believe it is essential for our continuing reputation to record and perform internationally. On this tour we will make our Irish performance debut opening the door to new opportunities and we’ll further our concert contacts in the UK.

We seek your help to cover the costs of international airfares, car hire, accommodation and associated travel expenses which we estimate at $20,000.

CD recordings for Hyperion are highly regarded and released worldwide in addition to being available electronically via iTunes, so they reach the broadest possible marketplace and are critiqued by specialist publications worldwide.

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Launched in 1995 and still retaining all founding members, the Goldner String Quartet is recognized as an ensemble of international significance.

It has performed throughout Australia, UK, Europe, USA, the Asia-Pacific, and NZ. Named after Richard Goldner, founder of Musica Viva Australia, the musicians are also well known for their concurrent membership of the Australia Ensemble @UNSW.

They regularly appear at major festivals around Australia and are Quartet in Residence at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

The Goldners have several critically acclaimed CD releases on ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, Naxos, an ABC DVD documentary, ‘The Quartets’ with Peter Sculthorpe and together with acclaimed UK-based pianist Piers Lane, 9 discs of Piano Quintets and String Quartets for prestige UK label Hyperion, several of which have received either the Diapason D’Or, or Editor’s Choice in BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone.

Major projects have included a retrospective of 20th Century string quartets and the complete Beethoven Quartet cycle, which was recorded live and won the 2009 Limelight award for ‘Best Classical Recording’. New works have regularly been commissioned for the Goldners from many of Australia’s leading composers.


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