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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

Winners of the 2018 Royal Overseas League Competition, the Marmen Quartet is emerging as one of the most interesting voices on the scene. They won 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 in the north of England and mentoring with the late Peter Cropper.

The Marmen Quartet has appeared on 'Swedish Radio' and 'BBC Radio 3'. They have received awards from the Musicians Company/Concordia Foundation, the Hattori Foundation, Help Musicians, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Society Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize. Festival highlights include performances in Hitzacker, Larzac, Edinburgh Fringe, North Norfolk and Machynlleth. In the upcoming season, they are looking forward to performing the Martinu Concerto with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, a Beethoven Cycle in Sweden 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

 

2019 

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

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

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
Masterclass with Eberhard Feltz 

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

5-7 August, Lake District Festival
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Haydn Op. 74 No. 1, Beethoven Op. 131, Debussy, Ligeti No. 1, Webern, Schumann Piano Quintet

2018

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 Op. 131

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

27 October, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
Tippet 1, Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Ravel

23 November, Lake District Summer Music, International Festival, Ambleside
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Debussy, Beethoven Op. 131

17 December, St George’s House, Windsor
Haydn Op. 50 No. 1, Debussy

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