Piatti String Quartet

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Sunday, March 12th 2023 @ 7.30 pm

Programme

Mendelssohn - Op. 12 in E flat major

Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 10 Op.118

Purcell - Chacony in G minor arr. Benjamin Britten

Smetana - Quartet ‘From My Life’  in E minor

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Michael Trainor - violin   Rebecca Chan - violin

Tetsuumi Nagata - viola   Jessie Ann Richardson - cello


The Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition (formerly London), they have performed in all the major venues and festivals around the country as well as concerts throughout the world. 

Michael Trainor - violin - has a varied career as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. He is in high demand as a chamber musician and has devoted his musical life to chamber music since leaving the Royal Academy of Music. He is a founding member of the Piatti Quartet. He plays on a 1735 Gennaro Gagliano violin on loan from an anonymous donor.

Rebecca Chan - violin - was born in Melbourne and has played as soloist with many of Australia’s major orchestras. As a chamber musician, Rebecca has toured around Australia, Europe and Asia and played in numerous festivals around the world. She is a member of the Australia Piano Quartet and the Hamer Quartet (winners of the first prize, the audience prize and Musica Viva award in the 2009 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition). Rebecca has been guest concertmaster with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra..

Tetsuumi Nagata - viola - was born in Canada and began studying the violin at the age of five. When he was twelve, he was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School and continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.T etsuumi has performed regularly at venues such as the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls, The Sage, Gateshead and at the BBC Proms. 

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. Jessie is a founding member of the Piatti Quartet