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.

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Members

Johannes Marmen | violin
Laia Valentin Braun | violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | viola
Sinéad O’Halloran | violoncello

On Tour

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Awards

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

Watch and Listen

CONCERT AT KONSERTHUSET STOCKHOLM | January 16, 2022 – watch here
Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in B flat major Op 64:3
György Ligeti | String Quartet No. 1 ’’Métamorphoses nocturnes’’
Salina Fisher | Heal for string quartet
Johannes Brahms | String Quartet No. 1 in C minor

Reviews

The Marmen Quartet, a discovery.

Starting with Haydn’s Lark Quartet, the four of them display an astonishing lightness. What is most beautiful is their art of listening and lingering, the homogeneous transition from sometimes slight impatience to the pallid and lost in thought as well as to the furious. And then there are the finely balanced endings, whether in the languorous piano or in the collective forte-groan. In the end, sweetness and silence remain – no one dares to disturb them with applause for a long time. Music with a truly healing effect, which enthused the audience in the Boulez Hall all the more.

Tagesspiegel | Berlin Boulez Saal | Christiane Peitz | September 23, 2021

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

Members

Johannes Marmen | violin
Laia Valentin Braun | violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish | viola
Sinéad O’Halloran | violoncello

www.marmenquartet.com