Established 1984. The Vertavo Quartet is internationally recognised as one of the most masterful string quartets playing today. In June 2005, the quartet was honoured with the Grieg-Prize: a prize bestowed on artists of high international standing and whose former recipients include Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk and the Grieg Trio. Just ten years previously in 1995 they had won First Prize at the 2nd Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition where they were also awarded the Audience prize and the Critics’ prize. Vertavo now plays at all the major concert venues in the world. They tour extensively throughout Europe and also Japan and the US.