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Nimbus Records and Gavin Higgins

We recently recorded a sextet and a quintet by the remarkable composer Gavin Higgins for Nimbus Records. Resident composer with BBC NOW and with multiple BBC Proms commissions, Gavin’s music has a unique intensity and visceral beauty- you’ll be able to catch some it on BBC Radio 3 later next month and at a rescheduled Aldeburgh Festival date, tbc later this year.

Hyperion Records

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, we were able to record for Hyperion Records with the wonderful tenor Nicky Spence and pianist Julius Drake in November 2020. This project was to record Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘On Wenlock Edge.’ More details to follow on release!

New CD ‘Albion Refracted’

Our newest disc is out on Champs Hill records and is receiving glowing reviews.

In the December 2018 issue, BBC Music Magazine’s Kate Wakeling states, “this excellent album traces an intriguing path through modern British works for quartet,” and “The Piatti Quartet are on ferociously fine form…”

The praise continues in Gramophone, stating, “…the Piatti play it with absolute authority and conviction. A most enterprising and rewarding programme.”

New Management: Ikon Arts-Edition Peters

Delighted to announce that we have joined the distinguished artist roster of Ikon Arts-Edition Peters. We look forward to exciting new developments in the years ahead! Find out more about this dynamic and forward-thinking partnership here.

Aldeburgh Festival June 2018

Go to our diary page to find out more details about how to book tickets for our debut concerts at the Aldeburgh Festival in June! Two very diverse programmes await us, including a world premiere by Simon Holt alongside classics from Haydn, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Britten and another contemporary work from Emily Howard.

Through Lotte’s Lens

The Piattis feature in a new movie, Through Lotte’s Lens, written and directed by Tony Britten. The movie tells the extraordinary story of the ‘Hitler Émigrés’, the refugees – mainly Jewish who escaped the Nazi regime in the 1930s and found refuge in the UK – told through the portal of Austrian portrait photographer; Lotte Meitner-Graf.

Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake collaboration

We were honoured to have performed with tenor Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake for their 25th anniversary performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams On Wedlock Edge. The concert was at Middle Temple Hall, London, and also broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now: Live from the Cheltenham Festival

Catch the recent BBC Radio 3 broadcast of our concert from the Cheltenham Festival (July 2017). Available to listen online until Sept 10th here

New Violist: Tetsuumi Nagata

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tetsuumi Nagata as violist to the Piatti Quartet. Tetsuumi brings with him a wealth of chamber music experience and an inimitable passion for quartet playing. We felt an immediate connection with him on the concert platform from our first appearance together and we look forward to introducing this warm and generous musician to our audiences world-wide.

It is with sadness, therefore, that we must bid farewell to our most wonderful colleague and friend David Wigram. He has been with us from the very beginning and dedicated so much of his musical career to this quartet. Tragically, he has been coping with an injury that has made his position in the Quartet untenable. Words will never express our gratitude for Dave’s loyal dedication and inspiring music making over our ten-year journey together.

The years ahead promise many exciting projects and new musical highlights for the Quartet. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Tetsuumi to the team!

Kirker Holidays: Ischia, October 2017

https://www.kirkerholidays.com/holidays/the-kirker-ischia-music-festival
We have just spent three wonderful days in Eastbourne with Kirker Holidays, which included three full length concerts, informative talks presented by Simon Rowland-Jones and many conversations with the very knowledgeable Kirker audience. For the next opportunity with Piattis and Kirker, please click the link above to find out more information about the forthcoming holiday in Ischia this October.

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