Event Concerts and Performances Goldmund Quartet

Date and Location

  • When: Friday, January 12, 2024

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Concerts from the Library of Congress

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Florian Schötz & Pinchas Adt, violin 
Christoph Vandory, viola 
Raphael Paratore, cello 

Prizewinners in the prestigious Wigmore Hall and Melbourne quartet competitions, Germany’s Goldmund Quartet is praised for its intense musicality and “beautiful sound, elegant and transparent” (Gramophone
). Since 2019 the Goldmunds have performed on the famous “Paganini Quartet”: remarkably well-matched instruments made by Antonio Stradivari that were selected by the violinist Niccolò Paganini for his own chamber music performances. The “Mendelssohn” viola’s deeply resonant tone inspired Paganini to commission a concerto for it, Hector Berlioz’s Harold in Italy. Enjoy the experience of hearing these superb instruments in quartets by Haydn and Schumann, and the poetic second quartet of Alexander Borodin, with its famous, quintessentially Romantic Notturno. 

Pre-concert Conversation with the Artists: 6:30 pm, Whittall Pavilion 

Seating will be by general admission. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email, with information about the Library of Congress Health and Safety Protocols. 




Quartet in D minor, op. 76/2 (“Quinten”), HIII:76 

String Quartet no. 2 in D major 

String Quartet in A major, op. 41/3 

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