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Mozart Piano Quartet Availability

October 15 – 31, 2021 (with Dohnanyi Sextet.)


What the critics say:

“… impeccable intonation, a captivating intensity… “

— Aachener Zeitung

“… exhilarating clarity and great expressive power… temperament and technical brilliance…” 

— OVB-online

“...the gentlemen play like a dream... “ 

— Sueddeutsche Zeitung

“Altogether dazzling...” 

— Fanfare

“Fiery, thrilling music-making....” 

— Sueddeutsche Zeitung

"There is no better way to demonstrate what chamber music can be like: Lively, full of expression and thrilling."

— Ensemble

“But this wasn’t just another Mozart performance by a group nervy enough to co-opt the great one’s name. This was Mozart with polish and panache. In fact, it was phenomenal Mozart.” 

— Mercury News

“Pianist Paul Rivinius has a delicate touch and subtle rubato that remind me of Dario De Rosa’s exquisite playing with the old Trio di Trieste. The string players are sweetly romantic and gorgeously lyrical in a manner that recalls the great Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet of yesteryear... “

— Fanfare (R. Strauss)

“One could admire in Mozart’s work the quartet’s great musicality that is marked by a wonderful ensemble of colors, an always intelligent energetic approach that never assaults the music.“

— Le Devoir (Montreal)

“...alert, sensitive, and exhilarating accounts of Mozart’s legacy in the genre. Verve, drive and imagination are evident in plenty.” 

— Strad

“an extraordinarily brilliant sonorous sound. ” 

— Stereo (Dvorak)

“ involved and beautiful reading...the musicians gave the audience much joy.” 

— Frankfurter Allgemeine

“... delicious high spirits, confidence and flair... a natural ease and artlessness that make the music sound absolutely spontaneous and unaffected…Very highly recommended.”

— Fanfare (Dvorak)

"… phenomenal..." 

— Heinrich Schiff (Brahms)

Mark Gothoni, violin | Hartmut Rohde, viola;

Peter Hörr, violncello |  Paul Rivinius, piano

Winner Opus Klassik Award 2018 

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One of the world’s leading chamber ensembles, the Mozart Piano Quartet from Berlin, was founded in 2000. Its internationall acclaimed and prize-winning members are Mark Gothoni,violin; Hartmut Rohde, viola; Peter Hörr, violincello; and Paul Rivinius, piano.

The ensemble appears at the major European concert series and festivals, such as the Berlin Konzerthaus, Munich Herkulessaal, Nuernberg Meistersingerhalle, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Hamburg Musikhalle, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Rheingau Musikfestival, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Zuerich Tonhalle, Vienna Schoenbeg Center, London Wigmore Hall, the Paris Châtelet, in Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, and Venice. 

The Mozart Piano Quartet has toured Australia and regularly appears in the Far East and in South and North America, giving concerts in New York (Lincoln Center and Frick Collection) , Washington (Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art), in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston, as well as in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, and Brazil.


Highlights in 2017/18 included concerts in Munich and Berlin, a new tour to the United States, and recordings of works by Fauré and H.G. Witte with members of the Berlin Philharmonic. The 18/19 season saw extensive tours to Asia and South America. The quartet will return to the United States in October 2021 when it will be joined by renowned Radovan Vlatkovic, French Horn, and Paul Meyer, clarinet, but can also offer programs for only quartet. 

The Mozart Piano Quartet records exclusively for the German label Dabringhaus & Grimm (MDG). Among its many releases are discs of Beethoven’s Piano Quartet Op.16 and the Eroica Symphony in the arrangement by Ferdinand Ries; the quartets of R. Strauss and Dvorak; and the multi-award winning premiere recordings of the piano quartets of Mélanie Bonis and Saint-Saëns (“Best Chamber America,” “Editor’s Choice” in Gramophone Magazine). Its recording of the chamber music of H.G. Witte, with Radovan Vlatokovic, horn and violinist Cornelia Gartemann was awarded the 2018 Opus Klassik Award (formerly the Echo Klassik award) for chamber music. Its latest release in Spring of 2019 is a recording of the complete piano quartets of Gabriel Fauré. There have also been numerous live radio recordings and productions from Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain, the United States, the Netherlands and Germany.

The members of the quartet teach as professors in Berlin, Leipzig, and in London.

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More what the critics say:

“…a splendid performance. Here performed four exceptional musicians who brilliantly harmonized with each other.”

— RP-online

“Imaginative and Magical… It is probably the many years of working together that make their ensemble work resemble a heavenly balloon flight. The reliably virtuosic Mozart Piano Quartet is on such a flight.”

— Nuernberger Nachrichten

“… a highly praised ensemble thanks to many awards. It left nothing wanting.“

— Mittelbadische

“Immaculate, fascinatingly intense and expressive….abundance of sound differential, impeccable intonation, a captivating intensity…”

— Aachener Zeitung

“ …exhilarating clarity and great expressive power… temperament and technical brilliance…”

— OVB-online

“…a successful and much celebrated concert.”

— Donaukurier

“Those who have heard the Mozart Piano Quartet must come to the conclusion that there could not be another interpretation that is so stylistically sure and true to the works.”

— OVB-online

“...the gentlemen play like a dream... A magnificent concert!”

— Sueddeutsche Zeitung

“Altogether dazzling...”

— Fanfare

“Already the first 15 seconds of this recording embody all the qualities that distinguish this quartet: a perfect balance of sound and an exciting collaboration when shaping phrases.”

— NDR Kultur (Saint Saens)

“Fiery, thrilling music-making....”

— Sueddeutsche Zeitung

"There is no better way to demonstrate what chamber music can be like: Lively, full of expression and thrilling."

— Ensemble (Mozart)

“The Mozart Piano Quartet has this music under their skin, and their persuasive and stylish playing is consistently joyous throughout.“

— ClassicNet (Saint Saens)

“Last evening’s performance was as focused as a laser and surpassingly expressive. One could enjoy the Mozart Quartet’s terrific playing with almost any music, but hearing it doing a masterwork like this one can only marvel that such beauty is possible.”

— Ottawa Citizen

“But this wasn’t just another Mozart performance by a group nervy enough to co-opt the great one’s name. This was Mozart with polish and panache. In fact, it was phenomenal Mozart.”

— Mercury News

“Rarer than a string quartet, the piano quartet is very honorably represented in our day by such groups as the Mozart Piano Quartet from Germany, who gave a substantial and recital for Pro Musica Monday evening.”

— La Presse, Montreal

“Pianist Paul Rivinius has a delicate touch and subtle rubato that remind me of Dario De Rosa’s exquisite playing with the old Trio di Trieste. The string players are sweetly romantic and gorgeously lyrical in a manner that recalls the great Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet of yesteryear... This altogether dazzling disc goes straight to my 2006 Want List.”

— Fanfare (R. Strauss)

“One could admire in Mozart’s work the quartet’s great musicality that is marked by a wonderful ensemble of colors, an always intelligent energetic approach that never assaults the music. Opening the Schumann Op. 47 with “senza vibrato,” then approaching the Allegro with such verve speaks for their great joy in music-making.”

— Le Devoir (Montreal)

“...alert, sensitive, and exhilarating accounts of Mozart’s legacy in the genre. Verve, drive and imagination are evident in plenty.”

— Strad (Mozart)

“…extraordinarily brilliant sonorous sound.”

— Stereo (Dvorak)

“…involved and beautiful reading... the musicians gave the audience much joy.”

— Frankfurter Allgemeine

“... delicious high spirits, confidence and flair... a natural ease and artlessness that make the music sound absolutely spontaneous and unaffected, just what is required for these works to “feel” as right as they “sound”... Very highly recommended.”

— Fanfare (Dvorak)

"It is phenomenal..."

— Heinrich Schiff (Brahms)

“These were truly dream interpretations, which demonstrated how motivated, exciting and full of energy romantic music can sound today.”

— Badische Zeitung

“They show with utter clarity the unanimity of their approach to music-making.”

— Sydney Herald

“A group to be watched!”

— The Advertiser

“Brahms Piano Quartets Op. 26 and Op. 60 must be counted among the most intensive pieces of music written in the Romantic era. This is true at least when they are being presented by the Mozart Piano Quartet. Here all Brahms registers can be marvelously studied: from the elegiac depression via the joyful playfulness to the catapult-like change to extreme joy or utter despair. What especially surprises me is the ensemble quality of this only three year old ensemble.

— Rondo-Archiv

“By proving that the analytic approach to a work does not exclude the sensual joy of music-making, this excellent ensemble joins the ranks of musicians like Martha Agerich.”

— Musik und Theater

“They made music with passion and fire, paired with technical brilliance.”

— Weissenfelser Zeitung