Portsmouth Chamber Music series: Piatti Quartet brings Phibbs to Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Chamber Music series continues on Monday 29 April at Portsmouth Guildhall with a welcome return visit by the Piatti Quartet.

The Piatti Quartet last played in Portsmouth in March 2017 with one of their mentors from the Belcea Quartet, violist Krzysztof Chorzelski, in a concert including Dvorak’s ‘American’ Quintet. Both the Belcea and now the Piatti have commissioned works from a young composer, Joseph Phibbs and this concert includes Phibbs’ first quartet.

Since it premiered in 2014, Phibbs’ quartet has received excellent reviews both here and in the US. Calling the piece ‘beautiful’ and ‘intriguing’, many praised its originality and quality in conveying a wide range of emotion.

The programme also includes an early Haydn quartet from the set which established him as the ‘father of the string quartet’, and Schubert’s masterpiece, his final G major quartet, composed in June 1826.

The Portsmouth Chamber Music series is sponsored by the University of Portsmouth in collaboration with Portsmouth Guildhall.

Tickets are £18 with £16 concessions, available in person from the Guildhall, by calling 023 9387 0200, or from the website portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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