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The Piatti Quartet

String Academy 21st – 26th June 2022

We are delighted to announce that for our 2022 season we will be partnered by the world-famous  Piatti Quartet who will join with international violinist Ishani Bhoola and accompanist Jennifer Carter in providing a week of world-class instruction.

This is your chance to join like-minded enthusiasts for one-on-one mentoring with a world-renowned Quartet during a week-long break in France’s idyllic Dordogne.

To top it all you can experience the thrill of being a professional musician by playing with them in a public concert at the end of your stay.

The IIMA has teamed up with the Piatti Quartet to provide a complete package that includes private accommodation in a splendid manor house, dining in fine restaurants specialising in the famous gastronomy of the Perigord region and a week in the company of quartet members.

You will be able to get to know some of the world’s greatest strings players in an informal setting, take part in individual and group tuition including chamber orchestra participation and rehearsing for a live concert, as well as enjoy wine-tasting trips to local vineyards and spectacular castles and bastide villages.

The Academy is set in the exceptional medieval village of Issigeac, just 20 minutes south of the town of Bergerac and budget airline links to the UK.

With its renaissance Bishop’s Palace, 12th Century stone ramparts and beautifully preserved medieval houses, Issigeac is a rare gem within the area of the Bergerac appellation vineyards.

During the week the Piatti Quartet will be playing two public concerts in Issigeac’s Maison des Services. The ensemble will also stage a free concert open to the public with the participation of IIMA guests wishing to take part. Ishani Bhoola and Jennifer Carter will also give a recital.

Wonderful Company  – Spectacular Music – Fantastic Foie Gras – Succulent Monbazillac Wines – be ready for a heady mix!

The Piatti Quartet

Michael Trainor

Michael Trainor has a varied career as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. His solo performances have included many BBC radio broadcasts but the standout performances have included Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto…

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Rebecca Chan

Rebecca Chan was born in Melbourne and studied violin with Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music and Sydney Conservatorium and with William Hennessy at Melbourne University, where…

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Tetsuumi Nagata

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,…

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Jessie Ann Richardson

Cellist Jessie Ann Richardson is rapidly establishing herself as both a soloist and chamber musician around the UK and Europe, having thrilled audiences with her virtuoso and sensitive musicianship. Chosen…

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Ishani Bhoola

Ishani is a violinist with a distinguished career on both sides of the Atlantic. After being a multi-prize winning student, she left the Guildhall School of Music in 1988 to…

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Jennifer Carter

Jennifer was a Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, and was the first person to be awarded a further extension of this fellowship for an unprecedented…

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