Sunday December 8th 3.00 pm
The Lipatti piano quartet
Tom Aldren - violin
Jenny Lewisohn - viola
Auriol Evans - cello
Gamal Khamis - piano
Beethoven: Piano quartet in E flat Op 16
Suk: Piano quartet in A minor Op 1
Fauré: Piano quartet no 1 in C minor Op 15
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
The Lipatti Piano Quartet was formed in 2013 by four young award-winning instrumentalists dedicated to exploring and sharing the piano quartet repertoire, from Viennese classics to works by contemporary composers. Winners of the Elias Fawcett Trust Award for an Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the finals of the Royal Overseas League Competition 2016, they were also selected to perform on the final night of the PLG Young Artists Spring Series at St John's Smith Square, as part of the Park Lane Group's 60th anniversary season. In 2017 they made their Wigmore Hall debut as part of the Monday Platform series, in association with the Park Lane Group.
Since its inception, the group has been fortunate to work with many esteemed professors and performers including Maxim Rysanov, Simon Rowland-Jones, Garfield Jackson and the Maggini Quartet, having been awarded a scholarship to attend their chamber course at Wellington College. Since May 2015 they have been working with ChamberStudio at King's Place, where they have taken part in masterclasses with Krysia Osostowicz, Alasdair Beatson and Richard Ireland. Later that year the Lipattis undertook a residency at Le Brel, France, where they spent a week intensively rehearsing and performing. Other recent venues have included St Martin-in-the-Fields, Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room, Bath Pump Room, Old Theatre Royal Bath, The Forge Camden, Windsor Castle, Blackheath Halls and Bedford School, where they were Ensemble in Residence for 2015/16.
Committed to celebrating the piano chamber music repertoire, the Lipatti Piano Quartet are also keen proponents of new works, collaborating with Mark Anthony Turnage, Huw Watkins and Alex Woolf. They are delighted to have been selected to feature as a Recommended Artist in the 2019/20 Making Music Selected Artists Guide.