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


Winners of the Grand Prize at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, the Marmen Quartet is emerging as one of the most interesting voices on the chamber music scene. Additional accolades include winning the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and Second Prize at the 8th International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, as well as the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work (Four Quarters by Thomas Adès). Founded in 2013 at the Royal College of Music, London, the Marmen Quartet consists of Johannes Marmen, Ricky Gore, Bryony Gibson-Cornish and Steffan Morris.

As the current holders of the Guildhall School of Music String Quartet Fellowship, they are based in London where they study with Simon Rowland-Jones and John Myerscough. They are also completing a Master of Chamber Music with Oliver Wille at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. During 2015-17, they were the inaugural winners of Music In The Round's 'Bridge' Scheme, which supported concerts, workshops and mentoring with the late Peter Cropper.

The Marmen Quartet has appeared on ‘Deutschlandfunk Kultur,’ ‘Swedish Radio’ and ‘BBC Radio 3.’ They are the Young Quartet in Residence at Wiltshire Music Centre and they have received awards from the Musicians Company/Concordia Foundation, the Hattori Foundation, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Society Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize. Festival highlights include performances in Hitzacker, Lockenhaus, Edinburgh Fringe, North Norfolk and Lake District. In the upcoming season, they are looking forward to a Beethoven Cycle in Sweden, debut in the Berlin Philharmonie, cruise to Norway, tour to Japan, and octet performances with the Doric String Quartet.

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

Finale: Vivace

Janacek - String Quartet No 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”

Movements III & IV



25 January, Wiltshire Music Centre 
Haydn Op. 50 No.1, Mozart K387, Schubert Cello Quintet Op. 163 D 956 with John Myerscough

1 February, Matlock Music
Mozart K387, Mendelssohn Op. 80, Beethoven Op. 131

8 February, Milton Court, London 
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Ligeti No. 1, Beethoven Op. 131 

17 February, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Netherlands
Janacek 1, Beethoven Op. 131 

21 February, St. Bartholomew the Great, London, City Music Society, sponsored by Royal Philharmonic Society
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Mendelssohn Op. 80 

22 February, Milverton Concert Society
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Ligeti No. 1, Mendelssohn Op. 80

24 February, Oxford Coffee Concerts 
Schubert Cello Quintet Op. 163 D 956 with Thomas Carroll

25 April, Barbican Hall, Pre-LSO Concert 
Ravel Quartet

26 April, Derby Chamber Music Society
Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Glass 3, Beethoven 132 

30 April, Royal Overseas League, London
Schubert Cello Quintet Op. 163 D 956 with John Myerscough

5 May, Music in the Round, The Stables, Milton Keynes 
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Ligeti No. 1, Beethoven Op. 131

10 May, Brighton Festival 
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Debussy

11 May, Music at St. Peter’s Wallingford 
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Ligeti No. 1, Beethoven Op. 131

12 May, Alwinton
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Ligeti No. 1, Beethoven Op. 131

28 June, Beaminster Festival
Ravel, Bach, Beethoven Op. 131

4 July, Broughton Castle, Kirker Holidays
Haydn Op.50 No.1, Beethoven Op.131

7 July, Guildhall Chamber Music Festival
Schubert Cello Quintet Op. 163 D 956 with Ursula Smith

9 July, Musik i Äppelriket, Kivik, Sweden
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Ligeti No. 1, Beethoven Op. 131

12-13 July, Lockenhaus Festival, Austria
Haydn Op.50 No.1, Mozart K.387, Sciarrino No.7, Janacek No.1

15 July, Wigmore Hall, Monday Platform Series presented by Musicians’ Company 
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Ligeti No. 1

5-7 August, Lake District Summer Music
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Beethoven Op. 131, Debussy, Ligeti No. 1, Webern, Schumann Piano Quintet with Dominic Degavino, Brahms String Sextet No.2 with Hélène Clément & Bartholomew LaFollette

8-9 August, Edinburgh Fringe at ROSL
Mozart K.387, Schubert G major, Schubert Cello Quintet Op. 163 D 956 with John Myerscough, Debussy, Ligeti No.1, Sciarrino No.7

24 September, Richmond Concert Society
Haydn Op.50 No.1, Ligeti No.1, Mendelssohn Op.80

4 October, British Music Society of York
Beethoven Op.95, Ligeti No.1, Schubert Quartettsatz, Mozart K.387

5 October, Bath Recitals Chamber Series
Haydn Op.50 No.1, Beethoven Op.95, Ligeti No.1, Mozart K.387

17-20 October, Scotland tour with Absolute Classics
Haydn Op.50 No.1, Mozart K.387, Beethoven Op.18 No.1, Beethoven Op.59 No.3, Debussy, Ades Four Quarters

21 October, Yeovil Classical Concert Series
Haydn Op.50 No.1, Debussy, Beethoven Op.59 No.3

10 November, Hampstead Garden Surburb
Haydn Op.50 No.1, Beethoven Op.59 No.1

11 November, Chamber Studio Event at ROSL
Janacek No.1, Beethoven Op.59 No.1

12 November, Peak Music Society
Haydn Op.50 No.1, Janacek No.1, Beethoven Op.59 No.1

23 November, Wiltshire Music Centre
Shostakovich Octet with the Doric Quartet

24 November, Oxford Coffee Concerts
rep TBC

27 November, London, 22 Mansfield Street
Raftery No.2 + TBC


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