The Piatti Quartet will become Kings Place’s new Resident Quartet from the start of the 2023/24 season. Renowned for their ‘profound music making’ (The Strad) and ‘lyrical warmth’ (BBC Music Magazine), the quartet is known for its diverse programming, passionate interpretations and deep creative relationships with contemporary composers, including Mark-Anthony Turnage, Emily Howard, Joseph Phibbs, Anna Meredith, Charlotte Harding and Gavin Higgins.
Laureates of the 2015 Wigmore Hall International Quartet Competition, the quartet has produced a string of critically-acclaimed recordings and collaborated with many of the most recognisable names in classical music such as Nicky Spence, Julius Drake, Michael Collins, Barry Douglas, Janina Fialkowska, Melvyn Tan, Ian Bostridge and the Belcea Quartet.
The Piatti Quartet will open Kings Place residency with a series of four, hour-long Rush Hour Lates concerts, featuring the late quartets and piano quintet of Anton Dvorak, alongside new commissions and classic miniatures.
‘Kings Place is cutting edge, it’s everything that’s innovative and fresh on the music scene. It’s very welcoming, with a brilliant, intimate and yet spacious hall, perfect for chamber music. It means a huge amount to us to have a home here where we feel supported. It’s a place where we can plan and build connections with an audience over a long period of time which is really special and important to us.’
‘We couldn’t be happier to welcome the Piatti Quartet as our new Resident Quartet at Kings Place. Aside from the sheer quality and vibrant character of their music-making, this fearless young group already have an impressive legacy of new works, a string of acclaimed recordings and deep creative relationships to their name. Their fresh, dynamic and open approach is an ideal fit for Kings Place.’
Helen Wallace, Artistic Director, Kings Place