Meta4

Antti Tikkanen, violin
Minna Pensola, violin
Atte Kilpeläinen, viola
Tomas Djupsjöbacka, cello

Meta4, founded in 2001, is one of Finland's most successful string quartets. The Quartet's international career began in Moscow in 2004, when they won the Shostakovich (String Quartet) Competition. In 2007 they took first prize in the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna. That same year they received the Finland Prize in recognition of their success internationally. They were the BBC's New Generation Artist 2008-2010, and in 2013 received an award from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.
The quartet has played in Vienna, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm and Shanghai. In Finland, the quartet was also Artistic Director of the Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival from 2008 to 2011, and from 2008 it was quartet-in-residence of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. Meta4 studied at the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) and their main teachers were Hatto Beyerle and Johannes Meissl.


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Programme

37. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 (1825-26)

Mon
17.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

String Quartet No. 53 in D, Op. 64/5 "Lark" (1790)

Mon
17.7.

40. Kontio School 21.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 5 in A, Op. 18/5 (1798-1800)

Mon
17.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683—1764):

Prologue and Orage from Platée (1745)

Tue
18.7.

43. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" (1810-11)

Tue
18.7.

45. Kontio School 21.15

Juha T. Koskinen (1972):

Soleil noir - five Miniatures for string quartet (1997-99/2006)

Tue
18.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Jaakko Kuusisto (1974):

Scherzo with Haydn (2008)

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Juha T. Koskinen (1972):

Dark Paths of Wisdom (A Variation to Haydn's quartet opus 103) (2008)

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Jukka Tiensuu (1948):

Doch - Eine kleine Apotheose von Papa Haydn (2008)

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

String Quartet, Op. 103 (unfinished), mov. I (1803)

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Adam Vilagi (1977):

Hommage à Haydn (2008)

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

String Quartet, Op. 103 (unfinished), mov. II (1803)

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Ralf Gothoni (1946):

Papa Haydn - Einsam aber Frei (2008)

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Olli Mustonen (1967):

Inventio on a Theme by Haydn (2008)

Thu
20.7.

56. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

String Quartet No. 15 in G, D. 887 (1826)

Fri
21.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

String Quintet in C minor, K. 406 (516b) (1788)

Fri
21.7.

Minna Pensola

31. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.30

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

Scéne d'amour (arr. from the pantomime Scaramouche, Op. 71 for violin and piano 1925)

Sun
16.7.

35. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Pantomime, K. 446 (416d) (1783)

Sun
16.7.

46. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Violin Concerto, Op. 8/1-4 "Four Seasons" (1725)

Wed
19.7.

Antti Tikkanen

64. Kontio School 17.15

Karol Szymanowski (1882—1937):

Three Myths, Op. 30 for violin and piano (1915)

Sat
22.7.

Tomas Djupsjöbacka

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Ferruccio Busoni (1866—1924):

Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (1909, arr. for flute, clarinet, string quintet, piano and harmonium by Erwin Stein, 1920)

Wed
19.7.