SAT 17 NOV | BLACK BOX | DOORS 7.45PM, £12 (£8 conc.) BOOK HERE
as part of TEMPERED Contemporary Music Series
Following on from their successful NI tour in 2015 we are delighted to welcome back the Piatti Quartet. The programme will feature two new short works by emerging NI composers Áine Mallon and Christopher McAteer alongside Debussy’s only string quartet in G minor Op.10 and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.59 No.2.
The Piatti Quartet is one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation, having toured worldwide, with national broadcasts on ABC (Australia) and RTE (Ireland) radio, BBC Radio 3, and performances in prestigious venues across the world. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, they have garnered a host of awards and critically acclaimed recordings.
The Piatti continue to expand their repertoire, and are known for their work with leading British composers such as Mark Anthony-Turnage, Darren Bloom, Emily Howard, Richard Birchall among others.
“…To Mendelssohn’s final quartet, the F minor, this splendid young ensemble brought lyrical warmth and a gripping urgency.” The Evening Standard
“A signally impressive young ensemble” The Sunday Times
“… the overarching energy and drama of the Piatti Quartet’s performance……The Piatti Quartet open the Eb major Quartet No.5 with such commitment and perfect ensemble…” Gramophone
“This youthful quartet treated us to one of the most spirited and engaging performances I have ever experienced, bringing a wonderful joie de vivre to the music.” Northern Echo
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