Nicholas Yonge Society

International Chamber Music in Lewes

Friday 28 October 2022

Piatti Quartet
(Purchas​e tic​kets here)
Michael Trainor  Violin
Rebecca Chan  Violin
Tetsuumi Nagata  Viola
Jessie Ann Richardson  Cello
Elgar String Quartet in E minor
John Hawkins Fuzon
Beethoven String Quartet in F Op. 59 No. 1

Nicholas Yonge first hosted the Piatti Quartet ten years ago in 2012.  Three years later they gained 2nd place in the prestigious Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition, a success which boosted their flourishing international career.  They are noted for sponsoring and promoting works by contemporary composers.  It is a pleasure to welcome them back for a programme including Fuzon by Lewes-based composer John Hawkins.  You can preview the Piatti's playing of it here

The Piatti Quartet takes its name from the 19th-century cellist Alfredo Piatti, professor at the Royal Academy of Music.  

'Beethoven’s mighty Op 59 No 1, how delicate was the opening, how miraculous the combination of lyricism and blazing, pounding life. How precisely characterised was every bar. How inward, how wondrously tender was the slow movement. Even in the irresistible onward surge, time somehow stood still.'   The Portsmouth News.

Visit The Piatti Quartet's website.