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.
Please visit our website to find out more about us and our recording and performance history: www.goldnerquartet.com