OPW Kilkenny Castle is once again pleased to collaborate with Music in Kilkenny in 2020.
We are delighted to host four concerts of the new series which runs from February to June.
The second of these features the Piatti String Quartet on Saturday 28 March in the Parade Tower.
The Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, they have performed in all the major venues and festivals around the U.K., and given concerts throughout the world, with national broadcasts on BBC Radio, ABC (Australia), RTÉ (Ireland) and France Musique (France). The Piattis are renowned for their diverse programming and for passionate interpretations across the spectrum of quartet writing. World premieres are regularly performed alongside old masterpieces and the Piattis are particularly known for expanding the quartet genre through their collaborations with leading British composers. In 2020 the Piatti will record a new disc of works by Mark-Anthony Turnage (Delphian), featuring three world premiere recordings. They will also perform a new string quartet by Emily Howard at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in April 2021 (a Concertgebouw co-commission). 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.
The Piatti String Quartet
Zara Benyounes- violin
Michael Trainor -violin
Tetsuumi Nagata -viola
Jessie Ann Richardson – cello
This concert is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny County Council and the Office of Public Works.
For more information on all concerts in the series, at Kilkenny Castle and other venues, please see https://www.musicinkilkenny.com/