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“Kamus is a perfectly blended group, and the brilliance of each individual shines through” - Helsingin Sanomat

Kamus String Quartet

Terhi Paldanius, violin / Jukka Untamala, violin

Jussi Tuhkanen, viola / Petja Kainulainen, cello

“Kamus is a perfectly blended group, and the brilliance of each individual shines through”Helsingin Sanomat

The Kamus Quartet is one of the foremost Nordic ensembles and continues to delight audiences with a strong and distinctive voice. Since 2002 the quartet has become widely known for its versatile artistic programming, open-minded attitude and masterful range of different performance styles from early classical to the very latest contemporary music. Naturally they excel in Finnish repertoire from Sibelius to Saariaho and have premiered a vast number of contemporary string quartets. The quartet's recent projects include "Beethoven Effect", a complete cycle of the Beethoven quartets over 5 days and a forthcoming recording. 


In recent years Kamus has toured Belgium, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.  Their recordings have been praised widely and they have won the Emma Prize for best classical music recording in Finland and the prize for best classical music album by the Finnish National Broadcasting Company.


An active force in Finnish musical life, the Kamus Quartet has developed new ways of presenting chamber music with its acclaimed concert series TeemaHelsinki, seeking out new urban spaces for classical music and highlighting the connection between music and the surroundings. They have also launched a project to help enrich the musical life of rural parts of Finland and are Artistic Directors of the internationally acclaimed and awarded Meidän Festivaali (Our Festival).


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