The ensemble has secured the position at the London venue for an initial two-year term, beginning in October  


Piatti Quartet at Kings Place. Photo: Venetia Jollands

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London venue Kings Place has announced that the Piatti Quartet is to be its new resident quartet. The foursome, made up of violinists Emily Holland and Michael Trainor, violist Miguel Sobrinho and cellist Jessie Ann Richardson, will take over from the Brodsky Quartet, which has spent ten years as resident quartet at the venue. The Piatti will take on the position from October 2023 for an initial period of two years. 

As part of its residency, the Piatti will give four concerts as part of Kings Place’s ‘Rush Hour Lates’ series, each focusing on Dvořák’s late works. These will include his last three quartets and his Second Piano Quintet. Each work by Dvořák will be paired with a musical prelude, including Schubert’s Quartettsatz, Ina Boyle’s Quartet in E minor, Webern’s Langsamer Satz and Charlotte Harding’s Iorsa – a work that was commissioned by the Piatti Quartet and Three Choirs Festival in 2022. ‘We hope these curated programmes will allow audiences to fully appreciate the dynamic and powerful timbre of these compelling, eloquent and passionate works,’ the quartet said in a statement.

‘Kings Place is cutting edge,’ the quartet added. ‘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.’

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