Having been chosen for the Park Lane Group 2009/10 young artist series, the Piatti Quartet had their Purcell Room debut in October 2009 as part of the Peter Maxwell Davis 'Naxos' quartet series and returned to the Purcell Room again in January 2010. In promoting this concert they performed live on BBC Radio 3, on the ever-popular 'In Tune' programme. They recently won the Martin/Philharmonia Musical Ensemble Award which will see them return to the Purcell Room in 2011.
In 2010, the Piatti Quartet are launching the 'Piatti Chamber Music Festival at Kingsand' Cornwall, following an extremely enthusiastic response at the 2009 pre-festival concert. 2011 will see the Piatti Quartet make their Wigmore Hall and Conway Hall debuts. As winners of the Tunnell Trust Award, 2010/11 and of both the prestigious Countess of Munster and the Making Music recital schemes will also see the Piatti Quartet extensively touring the British and Scottish music scene, as well as some very exciting collaboration projects with Austrian pianist Gottlieb Wallisch and clarinettist Emma Johnson.
The Quartet has previously played throughout the UK at various venues and festivals including the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St James Piccadilly. The Quartet members are all past and current award-winning students from the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music and have studied with members of the Amadeus Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Keller Quartet, Maggini Quartet, Vellinger Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, Artis Quartet and with Jon Thorne.
In 2009 they received the MBF Ensemble Award to attend the International Sommerakademie Prague/Vienna/Budapest where they performed extensively throughout Austria in venues including Brahms House and the Schloss Rothschild castle. During 2009/10 they also attended Pro Quartet In France with Walter Levine and The London String Quartet Foundations Symposium where they studied with members form the Takacs Quartet, Vermeer Quartet and Endellion Quartet. The Piatti Quartet will be taking up the role of Levehulme Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music 2010/11.
The Piatti Quartet is extremely grateful for the generosity and support of the Nicolas Boas Charitable Trust, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Concordia Foundation and Ian Ellis.