Allendale welcomes award-winning quartet

8 September 2017 4:30PM

A YOUNG string quartet who have won national and international acclaim are preparing to perform in Allendale tomorrow.

The Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation and were prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

The group take their name from the great 19th-century cellist Alfredo Piatti, who was a leading professor and exponent of quartet playing at the Royal Academy of Music.

And, as part of a concert tour which will see them performing across the country for the rest of this month, the quartet will be performing at St Cuthbert’s Church at 7.30pm tomorrow.

The venue is at the heart of the popular Music in Allendale series of concerts which, since 1992, have attracted first-class chamber music performers to the district.

The visit will be a welcome return to Tynedale for the quartet, which is made up of Nathaniel Anderson-Frank (violin), Michael Trainor (violin), Tetsuumi Nagata (viola) and Jessie Ann Richardson (cello).

They are known for their work with leading British composers and tomorrow’s programme will feature string quartets by Haydn, Walton and Brahms.

lTickets can be purchased in advance from Allendale Co-op, Cogito Bookshop in Hexham and Forum Books in Corbridge.

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