David Wigram - Viola
David studied viola and saxophone at the Royal College of Music supported by a Jane Melber Scholarship. Having studied viola with Jonathon Barritt, Jon Thorne and Ivo-Jan van der Werff, David graduated in 2009 with a first class honours degree and has since devoted most of his time to working as violist with the Piatti Quartet.
David started his musical training and career singing as a boy treble and in 1999 attained the award of BBC Radio 2 Choirboy of the year. He found a regular job as one of the principal boy soloists with the English National Opera, appearing in such operas as The Turn of the Screw, Pelleas et Mellisande and Boris Gudonov. As a founder member of the Piatti Quartet, David has played in concert halls throughout the UK, including prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room. The Quartet have won numerous awards and competitions including the St Martins Chamber Music Competition, the Hattori Foundation Award and the Park Lane Group Young Artists Award. They have been featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme several times, and have recently released works with both Linn Records and Champs Hill Records.