Photo: Maarit Kytöharju
Jukka Untamala, violin
Terhi Paldanius, violin
Jussi Tuhkanen, viola
Petja Kainulainen, cello
The Kamus Quartet is one of the most prominent Nordic ensembles and continues to delight audiences with a strong and distinctive voice. Celebrating their 20th anniversary they have become widely known for their versatile artistic programming, open-minded attitude and masterful spectre of different styles of performance from early classical to the very latest contemporary music.
During last years they have toured Mexico, UK, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands, including their celebrated Concertgebouw debut in Amsterdam. The recordings from Kamus have gained wide appraisal and 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 highlighting the connection between music and the surrounding space. 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.