Bartók String Quartet no 5
Ata Kotila New Work
Sibelius String Quartet in D minor, Op 56 (‘Voces Intimae’)
Antti Tikkanen Violin
Minna Pensola Violin
Atte Kilpeläinen Viola
Tomas Djupsjöbacka Cello
The young Finnish string quartet Meta4 has been selected as a BBC New Generation Artist for two years starting in September 2008. Formed in 2001, the quartet won First Prizes at both the International Shostakovich Quartet Competition in Moscow and at the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna only a few years later.
They have just been made Resident Quartet at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. Their repertoire encompasses works from Haydn to the most avant-garde pieces, and they are also strongly involved in the interpretation of Scandinavian works.
“Meta4 was outstanding. Its performance of Sibelius’s only mature string quartet, written aged 43 and one of the greatest string quartets ever written, was breathtaking and authoritative – monumental.” Classical Source