In the slow second movement, the audience experienced the magical moment when the Ensemble layered the slow sequences on top of each other with calmness and abandonment. It was as if I was watching a clockmaker who carefully assembles a clock with tweezers and love. In the concert hall, there was transcendence and quietness while the musicians let the end of the movement slowly fall into silence, note by note.
Bachtrack, Stefan Pillhofer, 11 July 2016
The young Finns interpreted this music ingeniously. Their hands-on approach, their determined and occasionally primitive (yet always masterfully shaped) sound – including ethereal pianissimi – and their perfect stylistic rapport resulted in music-making which unfurled this music’s vital power.
Badische Zeitung, Nikolaus Cybinski, 22 January 16
… the breath of fresh air and sense of humour of the Finnish Meta4 quartet…
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, 19 July 2015