Jenny Faulkner went along to watch the Amersham Concert Club’s recital. Here, she reviews the performance:

The audience at Amersham Concert Club’s recital last Saturday was treated to an evening of superb string playing by the prize-winning young Piatti Quartet.

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank and Michael Trainor (violins), David Wigram (viola) and Jessie-Ann Richardson (cello) gave us a truly memorable evening.

The concert began with Ravel’s Quartet in F major. Introducing the piece, David Wigram said that it had been written for a competition but had not been well-received.

Fauré, to whom it was dedicated, thought it needed ‘a lot of work’! But the Piatti’s playing on Saturday held the audience spell-bound.

The clarity and lightness of their playing had the audience holding its breath in the quiet passages. Webern’s “Langsammer Satz” completed the first half and was a revelation to many of us, expecting something challenging and avant garde. This was a lovely, romantic piece and the Quartet brought out all the colour and depth in the short piece.

The concert concluded with Brahms’s Quartet No.2 in A minor and here the Piatti produced a wonderful range of sound with some superb playing.

The season concludes on Saturday, March 12 when the Thorn sisters, playing as the Rose Trio, have a lovely programme of music for clarinet, oboe and bassoon that ranges from Mozat and Beethoven to Ibert and Gershwin.

Dr Challoners High School, Little Chalfont, Saturday, March 12, 8pm. Details: