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.
About the artists
Award-winning string quartet on the chamber music scene
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 at Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Lockenhaus, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, North Norfolk and Lake District.
After a tour through Europe as part of their First Prize at Banff and a Beethoven Cycle in Sweden, in the upcoming season, they are looking forward to a tour to Japan, their debut at the Berlin Philharmonie and the Boulez Saal, as well as concerts at the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Lucerne Festival.
Johannes Marmen, violin
Laia Braun, violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola
Sinéad O’Halloran, violoncello