About us

About us

Mettis string quartet from Vilnius Lithuania.

  • Kostas Tumosa (Violin)
  • Bernardas Petrauskas (Violin)
  • Karolis Rudokas (Viola)
  • Rokas Vaitkevičius (Cello)

The Winner of IX International V.E.Rimbotti competition in Italy July 2016.

The 2nd prize winner of 8th International Bordeaux String Quartet Competition in France May 2016.

European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) ensemble

Biography

Metis was an ancient Greek mythological figure, an Oceanid from the second generation of Titans, who was the wife of Zeus and the mother of Athena. She was known for her cunning, her wisdom and her skill.

METTIS was founded in 2011 during Professor Augustinas Vasiliauskas’ string quartet classes at the Lithuanian Academy of Music & Theatre (LMTA). Over recent years the Quartet have worked with such esteemed musicians as Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Avedis Koyoumdjian, Miguel da Silva (Ysaye quartet), Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet), Alfred Brendel, Cremona String Quartet and many others.

Since September 2014 the Mettis Quartet have been members of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) and as such have participated in masterclasses across Europe. The quartet also took part in other notable masterclasses such as International Summer Academy (ISA) in Reichenau, Austria and Villecroze Academy of Music, France.

The Mettis Quartet have participated in many string quartet and chamber music festivals such as: Harmos (Porto, Portugal), EFAM (Warsaw, Poland), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Vilnius festival (Lithuania) Bordeaux string quartet festival (France), Janine Jansen chamber music festival (Utrecht, Netherlands), Aix-en-Provence (France), Montpellier Radio France, Luberon string quartet festival (France), Styrian chamber music festival (Austria), J.Haydn chamber music festival (Esterhaza, Hungary).

The Quartet have played concerts in some prestigious halls as Wigmore hall (London, England), Auditorium (Bordeaux, France), Salle Pasteur (Montpellier, France), Laeishalle (Hamburg, Germany), Konzerthaus (Berlin, Germany).

They had chance to share the stage with famous musicians as Miguel da Silva (viola) and Quartetto di Cremona.

In 2015 The Mettis Quartet released their debut CD of Beethoven and Shostakovich string quartets.

2017 saw the quartet performing many concerts across the Europe including Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier Radio France and Luberon festivals. In September the quartet had a tour in China where they have performed 8 concerts in major halls of theatres across the country.