Marmen Quartet - Biografie

Marmen Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Marmen Quartet

Johannes Marmen - violin

Ricky Gore - violin

Bryony Gibson-Cornish - viola

Steffan Morris - violoncello

Winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition 2019

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. Founded in 2013 at the Royal College of Music, London, the Marmen Quartet won the 1st Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition 2019 (shared first prize with the Viano String Quartet). Additional accolades include winning the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Competition, Second Prize as well as the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work (Four Quarters by Thomas Adès) at the 8th International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition and both the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the Banff Competition.

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, Help Musicians, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Society Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize.

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.

The Marmen Quartet has appeared on ‘CBC Radio’, ‘Deutschlandfunk Kultur,’ ‘Swedish Radio’ and ‘BBC Radio 3.’ 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, their debut in the Berlin Philharmonie, a cruise to Norway, a tour to Japan, and octet performances with the Doric String Quartet. As part of its First Prize at Banff, the Marmen Quartet will tour numerous concert halls throughout Europe in 2020, amongst others Amsterdam, Basel, Merano, Nuremberg and Zurich.


Short Biography (132 words)

Winners of the First Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2019, the Marmen Quartet is emerging as one of the most interesting voices on the chamber music scene. As current holders of the Guildhall School of Music String Quartet Fellowship, they are based in London where they have been working extensively with John Myerscough and Oliver Wille. The Marmen Quartet has appeared on ‘Deutschlandfunk Kultur’, ‘Swedish Radio’ and ‘BBC Radio 3’. 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, a tour to Japan, their debut in the Berlin Philharmonie and, as part of their First Prize at Banff, a tour through Europe.


Short Biography (88 words)

Winners of the First Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, the Marmen Quartet is emerging as one of the most interesting voices on the chamber music scene. They have appeared on ‘CBC Radio’, ‘Deutschlandfunk Kultur’, ‘Swedish Radio’ and ‘BBC Radio 3’. The quartet is looking forward to a Beethoven Cycle in Sweden, a tour to Japan, their debut at the Berlin Philharmonie and, as part of their First Prize at Banff, a tour through Europe in the upcoming season.


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