Bath Recitals bring one of the UK’s foremost young ensembles to Bath with the Piatti Quartet. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and with a host of awards and recordings to their name, the Piatti have since given over 60 concerts in the UK and abroad, including many new collaborations, radio broadcasts, 2 commissions, and recording projects.
Staged in the intimate surroundings of Bath’s Old Theatre Royal, this concert presents a varied programme of string quartets from the classical period with Josef Haydn, to the English pastoral of Frank Bridge and to the current day for an enjoyable new piece by John Hawkins. For the major work in the programme they are joined by guest cellist Ella Rundle for Franz Schubert’s magnificent Quintet in C major.
Josef Haydn String Quartet in C Major Op.20 No.2
Frank Bridge – 3 Idylls H.67
John Hawkins – ‘Fuzon’
Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C Major D 986 Op Posth 164 (with guest cellist Ella Rundle)
‘A signally impressive young ensemble’ The Sunday Times
‘The performance was full of Haydn’s typical high spirits’ Derby Telegraph
‘For polish, you have to consider the Piatti’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘The prize for poise, blended tone and general lustre was ultimately won by the Piatti String Quartet’ The Times
‘Musically compelling …’ The Strad