Diary

Ripon Concerts

February 13, 2023
19:30 - 21:30
Ripon Cathedral

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581

Shostakovich: Quartet No.10 in A flat major, Op.118

Smetana: Quartet in E minor No.1, ‘From My Life’

Clarinet: Michael Collins

Recording

February 24, 2023
All-day event
London

We will be recording ‘Shield’, our 2022 commission from Emily Howard which was premiered at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Further Chamber Music Concerts

February 28, 2023
All-day event
Conway Hall and other locations

Hear Michael and Jessie in a range of concerts covering the Piano Quartet repertoire with pianist extraordinaire, Simon Callaghan! Works to include compositions by Brahms, Bridge, Mozart, and William Busch.

5th February, Watford

11th February, Horsham

12th February, Norwich

25th February, Clonter

26th February, Conway Hall, London

Please get in touch for more details.

Discography

  • ”..all played with pristine neatness and accuracy…The third movement, Adagio molto e mesto, unfolded as a great arch of profound music making, with a breathless hymn-like opening and some wonderfully soft playing.” Tim Homfray, The Strad, December 2022

  • …love the enviable hush and unruffled poise Julius Drake and the Piatti Quartet bring to the devastatingly moving ‘From far, from eve and morning…’ Nicky Spence and colleagues serve up a nourishing feast of vocal music, culminating in a performance of On Wenlock Edge which, in its thrilling assurance, strength of imagination and rapt instinct, […]

  • Magically done by all, as is the whole disc… Fiona Maddocks, April 2022 (On Wenlock Edge, Hyperion CD review)