Nathaniel Anderson-Frank -violin. A native of Toronto now living in the United Kingdom, Nathaniel holds a Bachelor of Music degree with academic honours from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Prof. Paul Kantor. He received his Masters of Music degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London as a full-scholarship pupil of Prof. Maurice Hasson. In February 2011 Nathaniel was appointed to the No. 4 chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra first violins. He leads the Orchestra from time to time, and is also a regular leader of the Orion Symphony and Paradisal Players.
Michael Trainor - violin has a varied career as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.
His solo performances have included BBC radio broadcasts from various performances including Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto and a premiere of Philip Hammond’s ‘Concertino’ both with the Ulster Orchestra.Michael is in high demand as a chamber musician. He is a founding member of the Piatti Quartet and enjoys occasionally performing as first violin in the quartet. The quartet has won many accolades along the way (see quartet biography) and their recordings for Linn Records, Champs Hill, and 33 Jazz record labels have all received critical acclaim.
David Wigram studied viola and saxophone at the Royal College of music supported by a Jane Melber Scholarship. He studied viola with Jonathon Barritt, Jon Thorne and Ivo-Jan van der Werff and graduated in 2009 with a first-class honours degree.As a founder member of the Piatti Quartet, David has played in concert halls and music societies throughout the UK including prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell room. The Quartet have won numerous awards and competitions including the St Martins Chamber Music Competition and the Park Lane Group young artists award and have also been featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme several times.
Jessie Ann Richardson – cello - is rapidly establishing herself as both a soloist and chamber musician around the UK and Europe, having thrilled audiences with her virtuoso and sensitive musicianship. Chosen by the Park Lane Group for their prestigious Young Artist Series, Jessie made her London Purcell Room Debut in January 2011.Having studied at the Purcell School, then at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange and Moray Welsh, Jessie won the Herbert Walenn Prize for cello and graduated with the highest honours.Musical inspirations include the late Bernard Greenhouse, whom Jessie was very fortunate to have studied privately with, at his invitation during the winter of 2007 in Cape Cod, USA; And Lluis Claret whom Jessie studied with in Barcelona in 2011 and is very grateful for the Countess of Munster and Martin Musical Funds to have enabled her to do so. Jessie is a founding member of the renowned Piatti Quartet, which has won many prizes including the St Martins in the Fields Chamber Music Competition, Martin Fund/Philharmonia Award, Park Lane Group Artist 2010-2013 and were for two consecutive years, Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music. A busy concert schedule has taken the quartet all over the UK and also performances in Australia, Spain, Austria and France. They have appeared several times live on BBC3 both in concert and for the programme ‘In Tune’, on Dutch radio and on Australia’s ABC network. Several recent CD releases include a Mozart CD for Linn Records and a Mendelssohn recording for Champs Hill.