Marmen Quartet

Winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2019, the young musicians of the Marmen Quartet possess something special. Their spirited and well balanced sound is paired with an individual musical freedom that always serves the bigger picture: Music lifts the soul.

Following invitations to renowned festivals such as the Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as concerts with the BBC and the Swedish radio, the Marmen Quartet will now be presenting a Beethoven cycle in Sweden, have their debut at the Berlin Philharmonie and Boulez Saal and tour Japan and Europe (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich and Luzern amongst others).

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Members

Johannes Marmen | violin
Ricky Gore | violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | viola
Steffan Morris | violoncello

On Tour

January 9 and 10, 2021 | Graz – A
January 13, 2021 | Berlin – D
January 28, 2021 | Frankfurt – D
January 29, 2021 | Hannover – D
January 30, 2021 | Wennigsen – D

Awards

First prize | Banff International String Quartet Competition 2019 (split prize)
Grand Prize | Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition 2019 (split prize)

Watch and Listen

MUSIK MERAN | Pavillon des Fleurs, Meran | Haydn: String Quartet in B major Op. 50, No. 1, Hob. III: 44 | February 12, 2020

Reviews

The Marmen Quartet were something different, questing for what might be in the music this performance alone from all others; what might they find in Beethoven today? They had cruised to the finals with Haydn, Ligeti and Mendelssohn that were adventurous and unconventional; their leading into the first movement of Schubert’s D.887 with Salvatore Sciarrino’s Seventh Quartet was inspirational.  Bachtrack | Banff Wettbewerb 2019 | Laurence Vittes | September 3, 2019

Winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2019, the young musicians of the Marmen Quartet possess something special. Their spirited and well balanced sound is paired with an individual musical freedom that always serves the bigger picture: Music lifts the soul.

read more

Following invitations to renowned festivals such as the Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as concerts with the BBC and the Swedish radio, the Marmen Quartet will now be presenting a Beethoven cycle in Sweden, have their debut at the Berlin Philharmonie and Boulez Saal and tour Japan and Europe (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich and Luzern amongst others).

Members

Johannes Marmen | violin
Ricky Gore | violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | viola
Steffan Morris | violoncello

www.marmenquartet.com