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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.

19 concerts in 23 days

We are in the middle of a very busy February with 19 concerts in just 23 days with tours of Ireland and Scotland…. Look out for an article in the Strad which will be detailing our adventures!

Downbeat Magazine review

Our jazz album with saxophonist Justin Swadling received a glowing 4.5* review all the way from the USA in the historic Downbeat Magazine in this month’s edition.

BBC Radio 3 November broadcasts

We will be featuring on BBC Radio3 this week as part of their lunchtime concert series. Tune in from 13:00 on Tuesday 15th, Thursday 17th and Friday the 18th of November to hear Haydn’s quirky Op.33 No.1, Brahms’ melancholic Quartet No.2 and Dvorak’s uplifting Piano Quintet respectively. These broadcasts were collated from our concert at the Belfast International Festival in October as part of an invitation from UK pianist Clare Hammond. Thank you for listening!

Dvořák Piano Quintet Collaborations

We have just completed 3 performances of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A major with the help of three wonderful musicians: Tom Poster, Charles Owen and Clare Hammond. The performance with Clare Hammond will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 next week, Friday 18th November as part of their lunchtime series broadcasts. Please tune in to hear this moving and uplifting piece!

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