Rising string quartet replace their injured violist

Rising string quartet replace their injured violist


norman lebrecht

July 14, 2017

The Piatti Quartet, winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall Competition, have been forced to replace viola player David Wigram due to persistent injury. His seat will be taken by Tetsuumi Nagata.

The quartet say:

We must bid farewell to our most wonderful colleague and friend David Wigram. He has been with us from the very beginning and dedicated so much of his musical career to this quartet. Tragically, he has been coping with an injury that has made his position in the Quartet untenable. Words will never express our gratitude for Dave’s loyal dedication and inspiring music making over our ten-year journey together.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tetsuumi Nagata as violist to the Piatti Quartet. Tetsuumi brings with him a wealth of chamber music experience and an inimitable passion for quartet playing.  We felt an immediate connection with him on the concert platform from our first appearance together and we look forward to introducing this warm and generous musician to our audiences world-wide.