Elina Vähälä

Born in the US and raised in Finland, Elina Vähälä made her orchestral debut with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve and was later chosen by Osmo Vänskä as the orchestra’s ‘Young Master Soloist’. Since then, her career has continued to develop on the international stage, winning praise from audiences and musicians…

Anna-Liisa Bezrodny

Anna-Liisa Bezrodny was born into a distinguished family of musicians in Moscow, currently in great demand as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician all over the world, receiving praising critics about her performances around the globe. Already at the age of two she began her violin studies with her parents, and at the age of…

Amalie Stalheim

Amalie Stalheim (b. 1993) in Norway, is one of the most promising young artists in the Nordic countries. In 2018 she won the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize in 2018, and since then, she has appeared as soloist with symphony orchestras including Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm, Norwegian Radio…

Meta 4

Antti Tikkanen – violin Minna Pensola – violin Atte Kilpeläinen – viola Tomas Djupsjöbacka – cello Meta4, formed in 2001, is one of the internationally most successful Finnish string quartets. In 2004 it won the first prize in the International Shostakovich Quartet Competition in Moscow and was also awarded a special prize for best Shostakovich…

Antti Tikkanen

Antti Tikkanen was born in Oulainen, Finland and began to study the violin at the age of seven. His first teacher at the Jokilaakso Music Institute was Tomasz Orzech. From there on he studied in the Kuhmo Violin School with Professor Zinaida Gilels, at the Sibelius Academy with Lajos Garam, Mi-Kyung Lee and Kreeta-Maria Kentala…

Minna Pensola

Minna Pensola performs as a chamber musician, soloist and leader. She is a founding member of Meta4 string quartet. Minna Pensola is a co-founder of The Punavuori Chamber concert series, and runs a club for classical music in her home town Helsinki since 2008. She acted as an artistic director for the Sysmä Summer Sounds…

Atte Kilpeläinen

Atte Kilpeläinen’s music studies culminated in degrees from Cologne University of Music and Sibelius Academy. Since 2005 he has held the position of principal viola in the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. As a guest leader he has worked in orchestras like Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Stockholm and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.…

Tomas Djupsjöbacka

The roots of Tomas Djupsjöbacka’s musicianship lie in chamber music. He is a founding member and cellist of the string quartet Meta4, which regularly performs in key music capitals and concert halls around the world. Tomas is also member of the distinguished Chamber Orchestra of Europe.  In the last few years Tomas has developed a…

Andres Kaljuste

Estonian Andres Kaljuste was originally trained as a violinist. In his early twenties he developed an affection towards the viola and this relationship has flourished ever since. After studies in Sweden and Germany Andres went on to work in the UK with orchestras such as the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra both as violinist and…

Emil Holmström

Emil Holmström performs as a soloist and chamber musician, in bands or at transboundary events. He is a regular guest at Finnish festivals and concert series, he has performed as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lapland Chamber Orchestra and The Tapiola Sinfonietta a.o. At the moment Holmström is especially interested in 19th century…