About the Event
Prize winners are the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, The Piatti are amongst the UK’s foremost young ensembles with a host of awards and critically acclaimed recordings.
The Quartet has toured worldwide, with national broadcasts on ABC (Australia) and RTE (Ireland) Radio, BBC Radio 3 and performances in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall.
Their recording of Mendelsohn’s complete string quartet works (on Champs Hill label), was BBC Music Magazine’s Critic’s Choice (September 2014).
The Piatti Quartet are laureates of the St Martin in the Fields Competition, a Martin Musical Fund/Philharmonia Scholarship, multiple Hattori Foundation awards and the St Peter’s Prize.
A busy current season has included a debut in Istanbul, tours of Scotland and Ireland, a new CD recorded at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, Oxford – generously supported by Tony Stuart and a residency at the 2014 Rye Arts Festival. Recent collaborations include concerts with Michael Collins, Moray Welsh and Rebecca Gilliver.
The varied programme will feature works by Mozart and Beethoven along with a new commission by Joseph Phibbs regarded as one of the UK’s best young composers.
“The prize for poise, blended tone and general lustre was ultimately won by the Piatti Strong Quartet” – The Times
“This youthful quartet treated us to one of the most spirited and engaging performances I have ever experienced, bringing a wonderful joie de vivre to the music. It was well balanced programme…the Beethoven as beautiful and expressive as could be wished, with great fullness of tone…” – Northern Echo
Tickets: £12.00 / £10.00 Concession