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

- Peter Cropper

Bio

Marmen Quartet are the current holders of Music In The Round's 'Bridge' scheme and winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Albert and Eugene Frost Prize. They also feature as a Selected Artist with Making Music for 2017, and are Ensemble in Residence with Salomon Smith Chamber Music Society. 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 Shmuel Ashkenazi, Rainer Schmidt, Eberhard Feltz and Johannes Meissl, as well as coaching sessions with Simon Rowland-Jones and the late Peter Cropper. As the winners of Music In The Round’s professional development scheme - ‘Bridge’ - they are receiving three years of mentoring, financial support, guidance in every aspect of life as a string quartet and regular performance opportunities. They study regularly with Oliver Wille at the Hmtm in Hannover and at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where they are Associate Ensemble. 2017-18, Simon Rowland-Jones will mentor the group through an Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music, London.

Recent highlights have included collaborations with Ensemble 360 and the Sacconi Quartet, a two week residency with Aldeburgh Music and live 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. They will come back to Buenos Aires in late 2018 to embark on their first Beethoven cycle.

             Haydn String Quartet Op. 77 No. 1 I Allegro moderato

Janacek String Quartet 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" IV. con moto

Bartok String Quartet 4 V. Allegro molto

 
 

2017

27 January, Studio Music, Brightlingsea
Haydn Op. 77 No. 1, Glass 3, Beethoven Op. 59 No. 2

2 February, London 

3 March, Halifax
Haydn Op. 77 No. 1, Ravel, Bartok 4

6 March,the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant
Haydn Op. 77, Bartok 4

19 March, St. Matthews Church, Sheffield
Haydn Op. 77

19 March, Yellow Arch, Sheffield
Glass 3

3-14 April, Chamber Music in Recidence, Aldeburgh
Glass 3, Beethoven Op. 132

16-26 June, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg Verklärte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio

29 June, Grantham
Haydn Op. 77 No. 1, Brahms 2

29 July, Wallingford - CANCELLED
Haydn, Janacek, Beethoven

2 Sep, Stoney Middleton
Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Beethoven Op. 95, Ravel

17 Sep, Oxford
Haydn Op 74 No. 1, Janacek 1

6 Oct, London, Royal College of Music
Haydn Op 74 No. 1, Janacek 1, Brahms 2

8-9 October, Lund, Sweden
Haydn Op. 20 No. 2, Janacek 1, Beethoven Op. 74

10 Oct, Helsingborg, Sweden
Glass 3, Beethoven Op. 74, Brahms 2

21 Oct, Sheffield, Crucible Studio Theatre
Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Mozart K. 387, Brahms 2

8 Nov, Keele University
Schubert Quartettsatz, Mozart K. 387, Ravel

17 Nov, Doncaster
Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Glass 3, Beethoven Op. 74

18 Nov, Barnsley
Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Glass 3, Beethoven Op. 74

19 Nov, Malmö, Sweden
Glass 3, Beethoven Op. 74, Brahms 2

9 Dec, Cardiff, Wales
Glass Bent Suite, Crumb Black Angels, Glass 5

 

 

 

 

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