In 2015 we were awarded the Sidney Griller Prize for best performance of the set contemporary work at the Wigmore International SQ Competition. That piece was ‘Contusion’, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s second quartet, based on Sylvia Plath’s last poem before her suicide 12 days later. The piece was revised and dedicated to us in 2016 and we are proud to be part of this album entitled ‘Bracing Change’ featuring two other internationally renowned quartets and composers.
Two incredibly soulful and passionate quartets by Mark-Anthony Turnage feature in this recording. ‘Shroud’, commissioned by the Emerson Quartet in 2016 and ‘Winter’s Edge’, commissioned by us in 2019, make up his 3rd and 4th quartets and they are powerful and compelling additions to the quartet canon.
Boyle, RVW, Ireland and Moeran
The premiere commercial recording of Ina Boyle’s string quartet is released after nearly 90 years since its composition. Boyle was one of, if not, the most influential Irish composer of the first half of the 20th Century and her style has a beautifully distinctive and melodic character. This disc also includes rarely recorded quartet gems from her teacher Ralph Vaughan Williams and her contemporaries, E.J.Moeran and John Ireland.
On Wenlock Edge
Nicky Spence and friends perfectly capture the urgency and thrill of the opening of On Wenlock Edge; with its varied and imaginatively chosen couplings, this is an album which every RVW aficionado will want to own. Recommended as one of the best classical albums of 2022 by Gramophone.
After Gavin Higgins’ revelatory 2022 Prom with the Tredegar Band, explore his debut chamber music with these exciting and evocative pieces for string sextet, quintet, solo violin and piano trio.
Champs Hill Records
The Piatti Quartet present British music for string quartet, including two world premieres by Joseph Phibbs and Mark-Anthony Turnage alongside works by Britten and Bridge.
Mendelssohn Op.44 No.3
champs hill records
A 4-CD survey of the complete quartet music of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn of which the Piattis perform Felix’s Quartet in E flat major, Op.44 No.3. “The Piatti Quartet open with such commitment and perfect ensemble that you might think you were listening to a small, perfectly homogenous string orchestra….” (Gramophone Magazine review)
Mozart and Smetana
Our first ever recording features two great masterpieces for quartet, Mozart’s ‘Dissonance’ and Smetana’s ‘From my Life.’ These works were recorded in the stunning acoustics of St.George’s Bristol as part of a prestigious PLG ‘Future Classics’ award in 2011. This CD is highly popular with our audiences after concerts!
Hoffmeister’s Magic Flute
The Piattis join forces with flautist Boris Bizjak and violinist Lana Trotovšek, to come together for revelatory performances of six pieces for flute, violin and string quartet elements by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, all receiving their first recordings.
Mozart Piano Concerti
Gottlieb Wallisch and the Piatti Quartet present Mozart’s very own arrangements of 3 of his piano concertos
A Place to Be
33 Jazz Records
A jazz concept album featuring saxophone (Justin Swadling) and string quartet. Featured on BBC Radio 3 and highly recommended in Downbeat Magazine (USA). Limited number of vinyls pressed at Abbey Road, available on request.