Meta4, formed in 2001, is one of the internationally most succesful Finnish string quartets. In 2004 Meta4 won the first prize in the International Shostakovich Quartet Competition in Moscow it enjoyed continued success in 2007, when they won the first prize in the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna. The same year the Quartet was awarded the annual Finland Prize in recognition of an international breakthrough.
Meta4 performs regularly at both national and international concert halls and in numerous festivals. During the season 2019-20 the quartet will perform both in Finland as well as abroad, for instance in Bonn, London, Bilbao, Clermont-Ferrand, and Salzburg.
The quartet has also released three albums on Hänssler Classic (Haydn's String Quartets op. 55, 1-3; Shostakovich's String Quartets 3, 4 & 7 and Bartók's String Quartets 1 & 5), an album of Kaija Saariaho's chamber music works (Ondine) as well as an LP of Sibelius's String Quartet 'Voces Intimae' (Berliner Meister Schallplatten). Their newest album with Brahms Clarinet Quintet and Gérard Pesson’s Nebenstück together with Reto Bieri was released via ECM Records in 2019.
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