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2024-2025 Season

Goldmund Quartet with Gloria Chien

Goldmund Quartet with Gloria Chien

Violins, viola, cello, piano

Thursday, March 6, 2025
7:30 PM
The Rockefeller University
Caspary Auditorium
1230 York Avenue at East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065


Goldmund Quartet is known for its interpretations of the great classical and modern works of the quartet literature and are now counted amongst the leading string quartets of the younger generation worldwide. Highlights from their recent performances include the quartet’s debut at prestigious festivals such as Festival Dolomites, Settimane Musicali di Ascona, and Viotti Festival in Vercelli, Italy. Winners of the renowned 2018 International Wigmore Hall String Competition and the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the quartet was then selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation as Rising Stars. In addition, the quartet was awarded the Jürgen Ponto Foundation Music Prize in March 2020 and the Freiherr von Waltershausen Prize in December 2020. In 2016, Goldmund Quartet won the Bavarian Arts Promotion Prize and the Karl Klinger Prize of the ARD Competition. The quartet has studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and with members of Alban Berg Quartet, including Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia and Artemis Quartet in Berlin.

Gloria Chien made her orchestral debut at the age of sixteen with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist under the batons of Sergiu Comissiona, Keith Lockhart, Thomas Dausgaard, Irwin Hoffman, Benjamin Zander, and Robert Bernhardt. She is a prize winner of the World Piano Competition, Harvard Musical Association Award, as well as the San Antonio International Piano Competition, where she also received the prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work. Ms. Chien has presented solo recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Musical Association, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, among others. An avid chamber musician, she has been the resident pianist with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston since 2000, and participated in such festivals as Chamber Music Northwest, Music Academy of the West, Verbier Music Festival, and Music@Menlo, where she was appointed Director of the Chamber Music Institute in 2010 by Artistic Directors, David Finckel and Wu Han. Ms. Chien is an Associate Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN, and is a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center.

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