"Performing is all about communication. It's telling a story and I feel the Marmen are dedicated to this ideal"

- Peter Cropper


Marmen Quartet are the inaugural winners of Music In The Round's 'Bridge' scheme, as well as the 2018 Annual Royal Overseas League Competition and the Royal Philharmonic Society Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize. They were selected for the Musicians Company Concerts Concordia Award for 2018/19, featured as a Selected Artist with Making Music for 2017 and are Ensemble in Residence with Salomon Smith Chamber Music Society in Sweden. Performing regularly in venues around the UK and internationally, they were founded at the Royal College of Music, London, in 2013. They consist of individually acclaimed musicians Johannes Marmen, Ricky Gore, Bryony Gibson-Cornish and Steffan Morris.

Since its formation, the Marmen Quartet has enjoyed masterclasses with Alfred Brendel, Gunter Pichler, Rainer Schmidt and Eberhard Feltz and were mentored by Peter Cropper. They study regularly with Simon Rowland-Jones, Oliver Wille and John Myerscough at the Royal College of Music London and Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. Their Artist Diploma degree at the RCM is supported by a legacy left by Albert and Eugenie Frost. 

Radio broadcasts include appearances on 'Swedish Radio' and 'BBC In Tune'. In the summer of 2017 they took part in Foco Boulez festival at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, where they performed in a variety of programmes and settings as well as quartet recitals. 

Haydn - String Quartet in C major Op 74 No 1,

iv. Finale: Vivace



28 January, London, King's Place
Masterclass with Alfred Brendel, Beethoven Op. 132

6 March, London, 22 Mansfield Street
Adès Four Quarters, Beethoven Op. 132

9 March, Prestwold
Schubert Quartettsatz, Mozart K. 387, Beethoven Op. 132

11 March, Oxford, Holywell Music Room
Schubert Quartettsatz, Beethoven Op. 132

15 March, Pendomer, St Roch Church
Mendelssohn Op. 80, Ravel

16 March, Bridport, Bridport Arts Centre
Haydn Op. 50 No. 4, Mozart K. 387

16 March, Ilminster, Ilminster Arts Centre
Mendelssohn Op. 80, Ravel

17 March, Crewkerne, The Dance House
Mendelssohn Op. 80, Ravel

4 April, Slyfield
Haydn Op. 50 No. 4, Janacek I "Kreutzer Sonata", Mozart K. 387

16 April, Portsmouth
Mozart K. 387, Glass 3, Beethoven Op. 132

20 April, Tickhill
Mozart K. 387, Janacek 1, Beethoven Op. 74

21 April, Darlington
Mozart K. 387, Janacek 1, Beethoven Op. 74

22-23 April, Eastbourne, Kirker Holidays
Schumann Piano Quintet, Janacek 1, Haydn Op. 50 No. 4

15 May, Royal College of Music, London
Haydn Op. 50 No. 4, Thomas Adès Four Quarters, Beethoven Op. 132

20 May, Oxford, Holywell Music Room
Mozart K. 387, Ravel

4 June, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Royal Overseas League Gold Medal Final

9 June, Wallingford, St. Peter’s Church
Mozart K. 387, Glass 3, Beethoven Op. 132

22 June, Lower Machen Festival
Schubert Quartettsatz, Mozart K. 387, Geraint Lewis ‘A slumber did my spirit seal’ (premiere), Debussy

29 July, Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker
Beethoven Op. 18 No. 5

1-4 August, Festival & Recontres de Musique de Chambre du Larzac
Ades Four Quarters, Janacek 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”, Selected Bach Chorales, Beethoven 132

13-16 August, Edinburgh International Arts Festival, ROSL ARTS
Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Mozart K. 387, Beethoven Op. 18 No. 3 & 5, Ravel, Debussy

17 August, North Norfolk Music Festival
Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Beethoven Op. 18 No. 3, Schönberg 2

19 August, Oxford, Holywell Music Room
Tippett 1, Debussy

20 August, North York Moors Festival
Tippet 1, Adès Four Quarters

23 August, Machynlleth Festival
Beethoven Op. 18 No. 3, Debussy, Brahms Sextet No. 2

5 September, St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Beethoven Op. 131

26 September, Beulah Rhiwbina, Cardiff

27 September, Swansea International Festival, All Saints Church, Oystermouth
Beethoven Op. 18 No. 3, Adès Four Quarters, Debussy

21 October, Attenborough Center for the Creative Arts, Brighton
Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Janacek 1 "Kreutzer Sonata", Beethoven TBC

25 October, Middleton Hall, Hull
Mozart K. 387, Janacek 1 "Kreutzer Sonata", Beethoven Op. 131


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