The Piatti Quartet takes its name from the great 19th-century cellist Alfredo Piatti, who was a leading professor and exponent of quartet playing at the Royal Academy of Music. The group holds the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for String Quartet at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for 2014-15.
They are amongst the UK’s most popular young string quartets, boasting plenty of awards and critically acclaimed recordings to their name. They have performed in all the major venues around the country and have appeared in Italy, Australia, Spain, Austria, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Holland.
They are continually pushing boundaries and expanding their repertoire with premieres of new commissions from popular and contemporary British composers. They are about to embark on a tour of Scotland and Ireland and will record a CD in Oxford at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building.
Park Lane Group have supported the quartet extensively on a UK-wide concert tour and a recording on their Classical Label. Other recordings by the Piatti’s have been released on the Linn Records and Champs Hill labels, including their contribution to the complete string quartet works of Felix Mendelssohn (Champs Hill), which was BBC Music Magazine’s Critic’s Choice (September 2014).