"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 2018/19 Musicians Company Concerts Concordia Award and the Hattori Foundation Award, as well as being featured as a 2017 Selected Artist with Making Music. 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.
They are currently holding the String Quartet Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. 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. Their 2017/18 Artist Diploma degree at the Royal College of Music was 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 2018 they performed at the Hitzacker, Larzac, Edinburgh Fringe, North Norfolk, North York, Lower Machen and Machynlleth Music Festivals.