Who are Mettis?
Four different, charismatic personalities from Vilnius, Lithuania who give all their heart in every performance to make it extraordinary. Quality and perfection is very important but also they are not worried to take risks and never plays too safe. This is sometimes even shocking, unexpected experience which makes the performance unforgettable and never boring.
How Mettis became Mettis?
Each member of quartet had to think 20 names which are short, good sounding, meaningful and represents us the best. Mettis is cool don’t you think so?
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.
What is Mettis?
Mettis quartet is more concert ensemble but their activity in 2016 brought them important international accomplishments: 2nd prize at the 8th Bordeaux International String Quartet competition along with special prize for the best performance Durosoir’s string quartet and the victory in IX International V.E.Rimbotti competition in Italy.
How did it begin?
Ensemble was founded in 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania with the idea to become good concert ensemble. They have studied in Lithuanian academy of music and theatre, along with European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA). The biggest influence quartet got from Hatto Beyerle and Johannes Meissl.
How to listen to Mettis?
Mettis have released their CD with Beethoven and Shostakovich quartets in 2015. Please check our MEDIA SECTION for more! You can also listen for our CD in spotify and deezer platforms!
In the end of 2019 Mettis released their first international label CD with French label LIGIA of Shostakovich and Weinberg piano quintets with maestra Mūza Rubackytė
Mettis quartet have already played performances in such important halls as Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Gulbenkian (Lisbon), also festivals like Montpellier Radio France, Luberon, Aix-en-Provence and many others. They have played in many European countries, Canada, China, Israel, Panama and USA. Please check our EVENTS for future performances.
Mettis and others?
Mettis quartet collaborates with many different artists: single instrumentalists, quartets, choirs and sometimes even tries themselves in other genres. In 2018 they have played in World music festival in Panama together with Hernan Romero (USA) and Kęstutis Vaiginis (saxophone). In 2019 Mettis with mr. Vaiginis started a jazz project and traveled to China to play in Beijing and Changchun jazz festivals. This project is being developed in 2020 and will be premiered for Lithuanian audience in Vilnius St.Catherine's church on 7th of April.
For 2020-2021 season Mettis big plans are concerts in Italy, Israel, France, Germany, Portugal. Please follow the info!