Sunday 21st January 2018 at 3pm

Piattini String Trio

Michael Trainor violin
Tetsuumi Nagata viola
Jessie Ann Richardson



Schubert: Trio in B flat, D147

Boccherini: Trio in A major, Opus 14 No.3

Francaix: String Trio

Beethoven: Grand Trio in E flat major, Opus 3


The high-flying young Piatti String Quartet performed in Stansted back in 2012, and our skill in talent-spotting was once again confirmed when they won the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in 2015.

Recently, three of their members have set up as the 'Piattinis' in order to give more exposure to the extensive, but less well known, repertoire for string trio.

Michael Trainor has a varied career as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.  His solo performances have included BBC radio broadcasts from various performances including Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto and a premiere of Philip Hammond’s ‘Concertino’ both with the Ulster Orchestra.

He was leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra (Dublin) for a season when he was 22 and has been invited for leading and principal positions in many different orchestras around the UK and Ireland. His most recent concertmaster performances include with the John Wilson Orchestra and for Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tetsuumi Nagata was born in Canada and began studying the violin at the age of five. When he was twelve, he was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where he studied with Hu Kun and Maciej Rakowski. He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the guidance of Professors David Takeno and Krzysztof Chorzelski.
Tetsuumi has performed regularly at venues such as the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls, The Sage, Gateshead and at the BBC Proms.
He has attended masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove, Britten Pears Aldeburgh and ProQuartet in France with András Schiff, András Keller, Thomas Adès and members of the Alban Berg, Artemis, Belcea, Cleveland, Endellion, Hagen, Mosaïques and Takacs String Quartets.
As a former member of the Benyounes String Quartet, the quartet were 2nd prize winners at the Orlando Competition in Holland and performed at the Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus and at the Britten 100 Centenary weekend in Aldeburgh which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Tetsuumi is a member of the Nidum Ensemble and the Arensky Chamber Orchestra.

Cellist Jessie Ann Richardson is rapidly establishing herself as both a soloist and chamber musician around the UK and Europe. Chosen by the Park Lane Group for their prestigious Young Artist Series, Jessie made her London Purcell Room Debut in January 2011.

Having studied at the Purcell School, then at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange and Moray Welsh, Jessie won the Herbert Walenn Prize for cello and graduated with the highest honours.Musical inspirations include the late Bernard Greenhouse, whom Jessie was very fortunate to have studied privately with, at his invitation during the winter of 2007 in Cape Cod, USA; And Lluis Claret whom Jessie studied with in Barcelona in 2011 and is very grateful for the Countess of Munster and Martin Musical Funds to have enabled her to do so.