The Piatti Quartet

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank      Michael Trainor   

Tetsuumi Nagata      Jessie Ann Richardson

The prize winning Piatti Quartet join us at

Prior's Field School for the 2019 Course 


They are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, they have performed at all the major venues and festivals around the country as well as performing concerts throughout the world, with national broadcasts on BBC Radio, ABC (Australia) RTE (Ireland) and France Musique (France). The Piatti Quartet were the Richard Carne Junior Fellows in String Quartet at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance from 2014 - 2016; previously they spent two years as Leverhulme Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music.


The Piattis are renowned for their diversity, commitment and passionate interpretations across the spectrum of quartet writing. Several World Premiers have been performed alongside masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. They are known for expanding the quartet genre through their collaborations with leading British composers such as, Mark Antony Turnage, Darren Bloom, Emily Howard (The Music of Proof with celebrated mathematician Marcus du Sautoy), Simon Holt, Freya Waley-Cohen and Jacques Cohen. The quartet have also worked with artists Ian Bostridge, Michael Collins, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Julius Drake, Charles Owen and Guy Johnston.


The Piatti Quartet takes its name from the great 19th century cellist Alfredo Piatti who was a leading professor and exponent of chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music. 


What members have said of previous courses


         We have had the most consistent and helpful coaching from each member of the quartet.


Our coaching was excellent as was the concert.


I loved the whole approach towards each coaching session.


The workshop was extremely insightful, interesting and informative. We were privileged to be able to witness the process that professional musicians employ to achieve a consensus of style and interpretation.  





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