2020 marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. G Livelab Tampere celebrates the composer with the Beethoven 250 concert by Meta4, one of Finland’s most successful string quartets.
Formed in 2001, Meta4 has won the first prize in the International Shostakovich Quartet Competition 2004 and International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in 2007. Meta4 performs regularly in key music capitals and concert halls around the world and has recently also toured in Australia.
The quartet has released three recordings on Hänssler Classics as well as an album of Kaija Saariaho’s chamber music works and an LP of Sibelius’s String Quartet ‘Voces Intimae’.
Antti Tikkanen – violin
Minna Pensola – violin
Atte Kilpeläinen – viola
Tomas Djupsjöbacka – cello